Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1952

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of corona virus related anxiety of students at faculty of sports science on their physical activity levels

Alper Kartal
  • Alper Kartal
  • Department of Movement and Training, Sport Science Faculty, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 03 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 09 April 2021
  •  Published: 30 April 2021


This study aimed to examine the effect of Covid-19 anxiety on physical activity levels of the Faculty of Sports Sciences students. The information was obtained from 233 students of the Faculty of Sport Sciences. As a result of the reliability analysis of the scales, the Cronbach's Alpha value of the coronavirus anxiety scale in athletes was found to be 93; Cronbach's Alpha value of the cognitive behavioral physical activity scale was found to be 83. Structural equation model (path) analysis was applied so as to determine the effect of coronavirus anxiety on the athletes who participate in physical activity, and as a consequence of the analysis, it has been recorded that Covid-19 had a statistically noteworthy and negative effect on physical activity (β=0.353, p<0.05). 1 unit increase in Covid -19 anxiety causes 0.353 decrease in physical activity participation. It has been concluded that it explains 12.5% of the change in physical activity participation.


Key words: Corona virus, anxiety, physical activity.