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ERIC Number: EJ1099851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Healthy Life Style Behaviors of University Students of School of Physical Education and Sports in Terms of Body Mass Index and Other Variables
Bozlar, Volkan; Arslanoglu, Cansel
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n5 p1189-1195 2016
The aim of this study is to determine Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors of students in the Schools of Physical Education and Sport (SPES) utilizing Body Mass Index (BMI) and other various variables. The study is composed of 1,695 students studying in SPES, in 14 different universities across Turkey. It is made up of 1,067 male and 624 female students. Data collected, is from both anonymous personal information and a Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale-I survey. SPSS 21 was used and analysis obtained is 95% reliant. Examining the difference in status between Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors scores and the BMI group were done according to the Kruskal-Wallis H test, examining the relationship between each BMI group with 6 subscales was done with the Spearman Correlation test. The highest average score of the subscale is Self-Fulfillment (37.25 ± 6.02), while the lowest score of subscale was exercise (13.45 ± 3.06). SPES students with low BMI's were found to have a higher score in the Self-Fulfillment subscale. Recreation Department students scored higher in 4 of the 6 subscales, whereas the 4th grade students scored higher in 5 of the 6 subscales. It has been observed that as the family income and education level increases, there is an increase in the awareness of the Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors applied. The findings of the literature have revealed that there is a serious lack of exercise and proper nutrition, and the results for the SPES students observed in this regard were no different. This research supports the need for well-rounded encouragement and support as it pertains to healthy living. Also the students with low BMI's showed higher scores in the subscale of Self-Fulfillment. The students majoring in Recreation received higher scores on several subscales.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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