Volume 2 Issue 2 (December 2023)

Issue Information

Issue Information

pp. i - vi   |  DOI: 10.29329/ijcae.2023.644



Original Articles

Examination of the Opinions of Gifted Students on Psychological Counselling and Guidance Services

Beyza Bulut

pp. 38 - 53   |  DOI: 10.29329/ijcae.2023.644.1


The aim of this study is to reveal the perceptions of gifted students about psychological counseling and guidance services. In this study, which was conducted using phenomenological design, one of the qualitative research methods, a semi-structured interview form was used as a data collection tool. The data collected with the semi-structured interview form were analyzed with the content analysis technique. The study group of the research consists of 25 middle school students enrolled in BİLSEM, eighteen male and seven female students. In the research, the need for psychological counselling and guidance services, the status of the institution's psychological counselling and guidance services to meet the requirements, guidance and psychological counselling services needed, reasons for not needing guidance and psychological counselling services, expectations on the development of psychological counselling and guidance services were included. The results of the research draw attention to the fact that gifted students' perceptions of psychological counseling and guidance services are problem-oriented. Another important finding of the study is that gifted students generally seek psychological help for academic needs such as course/field selection, career indecion. For this reason, the importance of psychological counselors informing gifted students about preventive guidance activities and their academic needs was emphasized. The results of the research were discussed based on the relevant literature. Recommendations for future theoretical and practical research are presented.

Keywords: Gifted Student, Pscyhological Counselling, Guidance, Science and Art Centre

Examining the Relationship Between Young Boxers' Attitudes Towards Gender Roles and Athlete Identities

Azra Nur Yağız & Yunus Emre Avcu

pp. 54 - 69   |  DOI: 10.29329/ijcae.2023.644.2


The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between young boxers' attitudes towards gender roles and their athlete identities. In order to achieve this objective, the study explores the levels of attitudes towards gender roles and athlete identities among young boxers, the impact of gender on gender roles and athlete identity, and the relationship between gender roles and athlete identity. The study utilizes a correlational survey model. The study group consists of 60 young athletes (25 males, 35 females) engaged in boxing in different cities of Turkey, with ages ranging from 14 to 28. Data for the research were collected through a personal information form, an attitude scale towards gender roles, and an athlete identity scale. Descriptive statistics, independent samples t-test, and Pearson correlation analysis were employed for data analysis using the SPSS 22 program. The research findings indicate that young boxers exhibit egalitarian attitude towards gender ((X) ̅=41.96), and their levels of athlete identity are high (X ̅=42.71). A significant difference in attitudes towards gender roles is observed between male and female athletes, favoring males (p<0.05). Moreover, the impact of gender on attitudes towards gender roles is found to be substantial (d=0.87). While there is no significant difference in athlete identity scores between male and female athletes, descriptive statistics reveal higher scores for female athletes compared to male athletes. When examining the relationship between athlete identity and attitudes towards gender roles, a positive, low-level, and significant correlation is identified (r=0.286, p<0.05). It is suggested that young individuals aspiring to pursue a career in the boxing field should be aware of these dynamics and critically evaluate their own attributes in comparison to the prevailing circumstances.

Keywords: Gender Roles, Athlete İdentity, Boxing, Career Awareness