Investigation of Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit of University Students Who Do Sport Regularly and Do Not Do Sport in Terms Of Some Variances

Zekiye Özkan, Ersin Arslan


Introduction: Hyperactivity and attention deficit are situations which have been seen in individuals recently and affect both academic and life quality of individual negatively. The aim of this study is to determine hyperactivity and attention deficit level of university student who sport regularly and do not sport.

Method: Carried out with scanning model, this study was applied to 353 students, who continue their education at Yuzuncu Yil University during 2017/2018 academic year, including 208 students who sport regularly and 145 students who do not sport. Reliability and validity of Turkish form of WHO’s Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) was carried out by Dogan et. al. (2009). As statistical method, as well as descriptive statistics, Kruskal Wallis H test for multiple comparisons and Mann-Whitney U test for paired comparisons were used in the situations in which normality and homogeneity of variances were not provided. p<0.05 was determined as significance level.

Findings: When attention deficit (p<0.01) and hyperactivity (p<0.05) levels in those who do sport and those who do not do sport were examined, significant difference was found in favor of those who do sport. In examination of hyperactivity levels and attention deficit in terms of academic success, it was found that there was a significant difference in favor of those who have higher academic success (p<0.05). When hyperactivity levels and attention deficit were analyzed in terms of participants’ sheltering status, a significant difference was seen in favor of those who stay in a house far from their family (p<0.05). A significant difference in terms of high school from which participants graduated and in terms of their parents’ education level (p>0.05).

Conclusion: It has been seen that hyperactivity levels and attention deficit of university students are related to many factors. Today, intensely usage of technology affects individuals negatively. Moreover, it has been found that attention deficit and hyperactivity levels are high in those individuals who do not do sport regularly.

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