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Research Paper | Leisure and Recreation | Turkey | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018
Analyzing Extreme Sports Perceptions of University Students
Merve Ceylan  | Hatice Dilhun Sukan
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to analyze extreme sports perception of students currently studying at Mula Stk Koman University. A total of 75 students took part in this study that was conducted in line with qualitative research method. As a result of 10 focus group interviews organized among groups of 7 participants, it was identified that the very first emotions felt upon hearing the statement & #039, extreme sports & #039, had been adrenalin, sensation, risk, action, fear, courage, speed, passion and extraordinariness. Extreme sports activities are naturally perceived as the kind of sport activities that involve an element of danger. In a number of extreme sports viz. skydiving, hang gliding and parachuting it was identified that primary motivational factors had been sensation and adventure seeking. The first choice of students who were extreme-activities enthusiasts was reported as paragliding ensued by rafting, mountain biking, skiing, kitesurfing and climbing respectively. One of the reasons explaining the unpopularity of extreme sports among some students was declared to be the high-cost of essential equipments.
Keywords: Extreme sports, University Students, Focus group interviews
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,
Pages: 145 - 149