The Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Academic Performance: An Example of Sports Science

Çağdaş Caz, Levent Tanyeri


Everyday stress, happiness, health status and individual characteristics affect life satisfaction, which, in turn, affect
some other factors. Therefore, high life satisfaction in academics affects their academic performance positively. The
aim of this study is to examine the relationship between sports science academics’ life satisfaction and academic
performance. Study sample consisted of 188 male and 151 female sports science academics working in different
regions. Data were collected using the “Contentment with Life Assessment Scale” (CLAS) developed by Lavallee,
Hatch, Michalos & McKinley (2007), and adapted to Turkish language by Akın and Yılmaz (2015), and the
“Perceived Academic Performance Scale” developed by Gür (2017). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics,
t-test, one-way variance analysis (ANOVA), Tukey multiple comparison test and correlation test. Results show that
male academics have better academic performance than female academics. Results show no statistically significant
relationship between life satisfaction and academic performance.

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