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ERIC Number: EJ1063030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-10
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Investigation of the Relationship between Physical Activity Level and Healthy Life-Style Behaviors of Academic Staff
Turkmen, Mutlu; Ozkan, Ali; Kul, Murat; Bozkus, Taner
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n5 p577-581 Mar 2015
The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship of physical activity (PA) level and healthy life-style behaviors in academic staff in Bartin 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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey