Health belief regarding leisure time physical activity and nutritional attitude: are they related in athletic and sedentary university students


Ustun N. A. , ÜSTÜN Ü. D. , IŞIK U. , Yapici A.

PROGRESS IN NUTRITION, vol.22, pp.156-160, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.23751/pn.v22i1-s.9810
  • Title of Journal : PROGRESS IN NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-160

Abstract

Study Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the differences in the perception of health belief regarding leisure-time physical activity and nutritional attitudes of athletic and sedentary university students. Besides, analyzing the correlations between the phenomena was another aim. Materials and Method: The study was designed as a cross-sectional quantitative study, and 286 university students from Hatay Mustafa Kemal University participated in the study. In analyzes of the data independent samples t-test and Partial Correlation analyzes were used. Results: As a result, this study showed that only self-efficacy makes a difference in the health belief regarding leisure-time physical activity for the athletes. Besides, the health belief regarding leisure-time physical activity and nutritional attitude correlates in both athletic and sedentary samples. Conclusion: To achieve substantive health benefits, efforts to increase leisure time physical activity and healthy nutritional attitudes should be encouraged.