Investigation of healthy living behaviors of university students participating and non participating sports


Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, vol.2017, no.November Special Issue INTE, pp.286-292, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2017 Issue: November Special Issue INTE
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-292
  • Keywords: Healthy living behavıors, Spor sciences, Sport
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


© The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.The aim of this research is to examine the healthy lifestyle behaviors of university students partıcıpatıng and non partıcıpatıng sports. The university students who participated in the research consisted of 164 male and 236 female student athletes. The research was conducted with a total of 400 athletes from different universities. “Healthy Life Style Behavior Scale” and “Personal Information Form” were used to determine the healthy lifestyle behaviors of the student athletes. As a result of the normality test, it was determined that the data were not distributed normally. Mann whitney u test was used to determine differences in gender and sport situation in the data analysis of this information. The level of significance was taken as p <0.05 in all analyzes. According to research findings; Gender and sporting status were found to influence the healthy lifestyle behaviors of the students athletes in sport science faculties. In line with these results; In order to protect and improve the health of non-athletic students in the sports sciences faculties compared to the athletes, Knowledge and behavior are insufficient. As a result of this research, it can be said that education programs about healthy lifestyle behaviors should be established. Based on the implementation of these programs, it can be said that the levels of having healthy lifestyle behaviors of non-athletes may increase.