The object of this study is to examine the relation between the general self – sufficiency levels and self – directed learning readiness levels of physical education teachers. In line with this object, randomly selected 120 physical education teachers working in Kayseri voluntarily participated in this study. The volunteers were asked to apply the Socio – Demographic Information Form, General Self – Sufficiency Scale which was adapted to Turkish in 2010 by Aypay and of which validity and reliability value was defined as .87 and the Self – Directed Learning Readiness Scale which was adapted to Turkish in 2009 by Şahin and Erden and of which validity and reliability value was defined as .93. Gathered information was recorded with IBM SPSS 22 named package program. The inventory total points giving personal information about the participants were given after determining the frequency (f) and percentage (%). The data had non-parametric distribution. Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis analysis was used as statistical transaction and Spearman Correlation Analysis was applied to determine the relation between general self – sufficiency levels and self – directed learning readiness levels. As a consequence, it was determined that the general self – sufficiency level is related to gender and the self – directed learning readiness level is related to age and Professional experience and in addition, there is a medium level of meaningful relation between the general self – sufficiency level and the self – directed learning readiness level in positive direction. It may be thought that this situation was caused by the increase in self – believes of teachers in time, the continuous improvement of them, the change in their perspective on life in time, the shaping of future perceptions with obtained vital and Professional experiences, the establishment of regular social relations in addition to a strong self – reliance through sports and re-creative activities and the updated studies on physical education and scientific studies, the teachers who are focused on learning because of the contributions made for sports science by these studies.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN