This study aims to analyze the effects of negative acts on the decision-making in Physical Education Teachers in the Eastern Black Sea Region in accordance with certain variables. In the study conducted with survey model, 253 volunteer physical education teachers, who were selected by random method, participated. The data of the study were collected using the “Negative Acts Questionnaire” and the “Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire”. The descriptive analysis was utilized to analyze the data. When the analysis results were evaluated, it was found that the negative acts that the teachers were exposed to had an effect on their decision-making styles in certain parameters. Accordingly, the negative acts had a positive effect on the self-esteem subscale of the decision-making questionnaire and a negative effect on the vigilance style and buck passing style subscales of the decision-making questionnaire. Certain results were obtained according to age and parental education level among demographic variables. In terms of the age variable, there was no effect of the negative acts on decision-making of the teachers aged between 21 and 25; whereas, the teachers aged between 21 and 25 had significantly higher mean scores in buck passing style and hypervigilance style than the other age groups. When examining the effect of negative acts on decision-making according to parental education levels it was determined that the negative acts differed in physical education teachers based on their mothers’ education level but did not differ based on their fathers’ education level. The teachers with a literate mother showed higher mean scores in vigilance style and buck passing style than the other groups. The teachers with a father who had primary school degree adopted vigilance style and procrastination style more in the decision-making.
Negative behavior, Physical education teacher, To decide