Student - Athletes’ quest for balance: Stories from Istanbul

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Mehmet Mete Hacifazlioglu


The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of students who are actively engaged in sports. The study seeks an answer to the following questions: "To what extent do students who engage with sports maintain a balance between their school life and sports life? The study is based on a qualitative study focusing on the lived experiences of sports athletes. The data collection process consists of interviews and written reflections. During the analysis of the narrative stories, two themes were identified relating to the experience of being a student-athlete: Maintaining a balance between sports life and school life was the main theme that emerged in the study. This was followed by the second theme of support and mentorship of teachers, family, and friends.

Keywords: Student-Athletes, Balance, School


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Hacifazlioglu, M. M. . (2021). Student - Athletes’ quest for balance: Stories from Istanbul. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 16(2), 847–858.