Analysis of the Health Beliefs of Physical Education and Sports Teachers Regarding Sportive Recreational Activities

Recep Fatih Kayhan, Ümit Doğan Üstün

Abstract


This paper aimed to analyze the health beliefs of physical education and sports teachers regarding sportive recreational activities in the extent of their socio-demographic features. The study sample consisted of 286 (101 male & 185 female) physical education teachers. In the study to collect data, we used the “Health Belief Scale for Sportive Recreational Activities” scale. In analyze of the data, first, we calculated Cronbach’s Alpha, Skewness and Kurtosis values. Then we used One Way Anova and Independent samples t-test at 95% confidence level. We used Tukey’s HSD as second degree test. Analyze results showed that the participants had a high level of health belief regarding sportive recreational activities. Besides, there were significant differences in the variable health belief according to marital status, and believe in the ideas that sportive recreational activities are useful for mental and physical health as well as the treatment of chronic diseases. However, there was not any significant differences according to gender and number of weekly activities performed. As a conclusion present study showed that PE & sports teachers see sportive recreational activities as a preventive against diseases and better health.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jei.v5i2.15603

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