The Influence of Passion towards Critical Thinking Disposition among Athletes in University

Tajularipin Sulaiman, Azlida Mohamad, Roselan Baki, Borhannudin Abdullah


Passion is a real strength enabling individuals go to action and achieve great things. Many glories of discoveries and achievements were only reached due to enthusiasm and the perseverance that characterize passionate behavior. Critical thinking disposition is essential affective component of critical thinking skills that really beneficial in growth of cognitive knowledge. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of passion towards critical thinking disposition among athletes in higher education. The study employs a correlational research design by using survey procedures. A questionnaire composes passion items and critical thinking disposition items were used to collect the data. T- Test was employed to compute the mean in order to identify the significant differences on passion and critical thinking disposition construct between technical and social science fields. Results showed that there was only significant difference on passion in sport but not in critical thinking disposition construct. The multiple regression analysis indicated that harmonious passion weakly influenced critical thinking disposition (Adj. R Square= .052) and most of its subscales. Based on the findings, researcher concludes that harmonious passion towards sport has an impact on critical thinking disposition. More research is needed to concern on critical thinking development underlying harmonious passion among national athletes.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2p569

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