A Study on the Effects of University Students' Motivation to Participate in Physical Activity on Quality of Life: The Case of Kırıkkale University

Rafet ÜNVER

Abstract


One of the simplest ways to eliminate the negative effects of a less active life with the developing technology and to raise the standards of life quality is physical activity and exercise. In this study, it was aimed to examine the effects of university students' motivation to participate in physical activity on quality of life along with its subdimensions. A total of 400 university students, 212 male and 188 female, who were studying at various faculties and higher schools in Kırıkkale University in 2022, voluntarily participated in this research. Two different scales were applied to the participants. Physical activity participation motivation scale and quality of life scales were applied to the participants. In addition, the correlation between University Students' Motivation to Participate in Physical Activity and their responses to the Quality of Life Scale and the subdimensions of these scales were examined. A correlation was found between university students' Motivation to Participate in Physical Activity sub-dimensions and some of the Quality of Life sub-dimensions. r=0.160, (p<0.01). Considering the genders, there was no correlation for male students. r=0.010, (p>0.05). There is a correlation between 'Environmental Reasons', one of the sub-dimensions of Motivation to Participate in Physical Activity, and 'Physical Health', one of the sub-dimensions of Quality of Life, for female students. r= -0.149, (p<0.05). It was determined that there were significant relationships between university students' motivation to participate in physical activity and their quality of life in terms of some sub-dimensions.

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