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Akademisyenlerin Fiziksel Aktiviteye Katılım Düzeyleri ve Obezite Durumlarının İncelenmesi
The purpose of this study is to examine physical activity participation levels and obesity status of academic staff depending on the data on gender, age, martial status, years of employment and academic title. Study group of this research consists of 290 academic staff (163 men and 127 women) in Karadeniz Technical University in 2015-2016 academic year. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (short form) and the Personal Information Form were administered to all participants. The data were analyzed through one way variance analysis (ANOVA), Mann Whitney U test, and Kruskal Wallis H test. Findings of the study revealed that physical activity participation levels; %39 inactive, %50 minimally active, % 11 physically active and obesity status % 2,8 underweight, % 44,8 normal range, % 41 overweight, % 11,4 obese in academic staff. Test results showed that there were significant difference both physical activity level and obesity status depending on gender, age, martial status, years of employment and academic title(p<.05). Result of the study shows that men in comparison with women, the marrieds in comparison with the singles, the high academic tittles, age and years of employment in comparison with low have low physical activity level and high overweight status.

Keywords
Physical activity, obesity, academician


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