Research on self-esteem in decision -making and decision-making styles in orienteering athletes

Eroglu B., Özkan Z., Eroglu A. K. , Bilgin S.

ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 2 - 04 June 2016, vol.31 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 31
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/shsconf/20163101011
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina


The aim of this study is to examine the self-esteem in decision making and decision-making styles of orienteering athletes in terms of different variables. 157 male and 43 female orienteering athletes, making a total of 200 athletes that joined the 3rd Level of Turkey Championship in 2015 have participated in this study which is in a survey model. The data collection tools were the Melbourne Decision-making. Quastionnaire I-II and the Personal Information Form which were adapted into Turkish by Deniz (2004). In the data analysis, descriptive statics, anova, t test and Tukey test have been utilized. There is a significant difference between athletes' marital status, age groups, experiences in orienteering sports and self-esteem in decision making, decision making styles (p<0.05). According to the research results, it has been determined that married orienteering athletes prefer both self-esteem in decision making and vigilance decision-making style more often than the single athletes that mostly prefer procrastination decision-making style. Also, it has been found out that as the athletes' age and experiences in sports increase, self-esteem and decision-making styles are affected more positively as well.