Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Full Length Research Paper

Investigation of the relationship between physical activity level and healthy life-style behaviors of academic staff

Mutlu TURKMEN
  • Mutlu TURKMEN
  • Bartin University, Physical Education and Sport College, Bartin, Turkey
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Ali OZKAN, Murat KUL
Taner BOZKUS


  •  Received: 27 February 2015
  •  Accepted: 27 February 2015
  •  Published: 10 March 2015

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship of physical activity (PA) level and healthy life-style behaviors in academic staff in Bartın University, Turkey. The short form of International Physical Activity Questionnaire was administered for the determination of physical activity level of academic staff. Their PA levels were categorised as inactive, minimally active, and physically active by using MET method. For the determination of healthy life-style behaviors, Health-promoting Life-style Profile Questionnaire was used with self-actualization (SA), health responsibility (HR), exercise (E), nutrition (N), interpersonal support (IS), and stress management (SM) subscales. Results of Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation analyses indicated significant positive correlations between total physical activity level and exercise (r=0.52; p<0.01) and healthy life-style behaviors (r=0.47; p<0.01) among the study subjects. There was no significant correlation between healthy life-style behaviors and sport index of physical activity questionnaire (p>0.05). The findings of the study indicated that healthy life-style behaviors were not indicators of physical activity level of academic staff.

Key words: Academic staff, health-promoting life-style, life-style profile scale, physical activity.