Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1717

Full Length Research Paper

Correlation between the physical activity level and grade point averages of faculty of education students

Yarim Imdat
  • Yarim Imdat
  • School of Physical Education and Sport Gazi University Turkey.
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  •  Received: 23 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 21 August 2014
  •  Published: 23 September 2014

Abstract

The aim of the study is to find the correlation that exists between physical activity level and grade point averages of faculty of education students. The subjects consist of 359 (172 females and 187 males) under graduate students to determine the physical activity levels of the students in this research, International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was used. Grade points of students were obtained from the registrar’s office of the faculty. Pearson Correlation test was used to determine the correlation between physical activity level and general grade point averages. There is no significant correlation determined between the grade point averages and physical activity level of the students (p<0.05). But, there is a difference between male and female students in terms of physical activity level (p<0.05). Male students have high level physical activity compared to female students.  There is no significant correlation between physical activity level and grade point averages of faculty of education students.
 
Key words: Physical activity level, student, grade point averages