Do Positive or Negative Experiences that Soccer Referees are Exposed in Their Social Lives Affect Their Competition Managements?

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The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of positive or negative experiences of soccer referees on competition management in their social lives. In research interview method, one of the qualitative research patterns, was used. The study group was consisted of 13 male soccer referees from Turkey in 2018-2019 soccer season. As data collection tools personal information form and interview form were used. The data were analyzed through content analysis method. As a result of the research, some soccer referees stated that they try to manage fair matches even if they face negative situations in their social lives, and they shouldn't reflect these feelings in competitions if they live in their social lives. However, some referees stated that they experienced stress and concentration in competitions when they experienced negative emotions and not to experience these kind of things matches should be given back then even if they carry on to manage the match they specified that there might be false decisions made.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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