Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1951

Full Length Research Paper

Health belief levels of individuals who do sports actively in terms of different variables

Serkan Zengin
  • Serkan Zengin
  • Department of Physical Education and Sports, High school of Physical Education and Sports, AÄŸrı Ä°brahim Çeçen University, AÄŸrı, Turkey.
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Yaşar Çoruh
  • YaÅŸar Çoruh
  • Department of Physical Education and Sports, High school of Physical Education and Sports, AÄŸrı Ä°brahim Çeçen University, AÄŸrı, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 17 June 2019
  •  Accepted: 23 July 2019
  •  Published: 31 July 2019

Abstract

This research was carried out in order to determine health belief levels of individuals who do sports actively in AÄŸrı Ä°brahim Çeçen University campus in terms of different variables. In the research, a method based on descriptive survey which aimed to reveal current situation, was used. A total of 120 people, of whom 60 were male and 60 were female, participated in the research. In the research, "Sports Health Belief Scale" and "Personal Information Form" were used. In the analysis of data, normality test was performed and as a result, non-parametric analysis methods were used since data were not distributed normally. While Mann Whitney U test was used for paired comparisons, Kruskal Wallis H test was used for multiple comparisons. In multiple comparisons, Mann Whitney U test was used in order to determine from which groups this significant difference resulted. Significance level was determined as p=0.05 in the research. As a result of the research, it was concluded that participants differed significantly according to gender, age, educational status, marital status, wealth level, weekly frequency of doing sports and recreational activity; they did not differ significantly according to other variables which were weekly spare time and for how long they had been doing sports. In terms of participants, it is possible to say that period of doing sports and recreation does not affect health beliefs.

 

Key words: Recreation, sports health, belief, spare time.