International Journal of Literacy and Education
2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Examination of exercise addiction and physical literacy awareness levels of physical education teachers, trainers and sports managersAuthor(s):
Dr. Meral DemirAbstract:
Aim: In this study, it was aimed to examine the exercise addiction and physical literacy awareness levels of physical education teachers, trainers and sports managers. Method: A total of 186 individuals, 78 women and 108 men, consisting of Physical Education teachers, Trainers and Sports Managers working in Manisa, participated in this study. “Sports Literacy Awareness Scale” (SLAS), “Exercise Addiction Scale” (EAS) and “Personal Information Form” were used to collect data. Data were evaluated with Mann-Whitney U Test, Kruskal Wallis-H (Bonferroni correction) Test, Spearman Relationship Test and Chi-square analysis. Findings: As a result of the analyzes made, the variables of gender and age didn’t make a difference in the SLAS and EAS scores. Regular Physical Activity (RPA) (p=.001), team supporting (p=.007), occupational group (p=.005), exercise dependence level (p=.001) and weekly exercise repetition (p=. 035) made the difference. In terms of exercise addiction level, Physical Education teachers were in the “risk group” and the trainers were in the “highly dependent” groups. The relationship between SLAS and EAS total scores was r=.189, and the relationship between SLAS and EAS’s “Extreme Focus and Emotion Change” subscale was r=.391. Result: While Regular Physical Activity (RPA), team supporting, occupational group, exercise addiction level and weekly exercise repetition made a difference on exercise addiction, it didn’t affect physical literacy awareness. A low level of positive correlation was found between SLAS and EAS. It was concluded that the trainers experienced the highest level of exercise addiction. Pages: 21-27 | Views: 36 | Downloads: 17Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Dr. Meral Demir. Examination of exercise addiction and physical literacy awareness levels of physical education teachers, trainers and sports managers. Int J Literacy Educ 2023;3(1):21-27.