Journal of Health and Medical Sciences
Published: 27 June 2022
Examination of Obesity Awareness Levels of University Students in Terms of Different Variables
Burak Tozoğlu, Şeyda Polat, Hüsniye Celık, Bahadır Mazlumoglu
Ataturk University (Turkey), Bayburt University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Obesity Awareness, University Students and Obesity, Sports and Obesity
The purpose of this study is to examine the obesity awareness levels of university students in terms of sport and different variables. The research was carried out on a total of 310 students, 107 male and 203 female, studying at Erzurum Atatürk University Kazım Karabekir Faculty of Education in the 2021/2022 academic year. Research data were collected by the obesity awareness scale developed by Allen (2011) and adapted into Turkish by Kafkas and Özen (2014) and a demographic information form prepared by the researchers. Frequency distribution was used to determine the demographic characteristics of the students. “T-test for Independent Samples” was used to examine the differentiation between two independent variables and obesity awareness scale sub-dimensions, "One-Way Analysis of Variance" was used to examine the differentiation between more than two variables and obesity awareness scale sub-dimensions, Pearson correlation analyzes were applied to determine the relationship between students' ages and obesity awareness scale sub-dimensions. All these tests were analyzed in the SPSS 21 package program and the significance level was taken as p<.05. As a result of the analyzes, it was determined that there was a significant difference between the students' personal monthly income and sports activity status and the obesity awareness scale sub-dimensions. It was found that the obesity awareness levels of the students who do sports activities are higher than those who do not.
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