Examination of Obesity Awareness Levels of Physical Education Teacher and Coaching Education

Ayça Genç, Aygül Çağlayan Tunç


In this study, it was aimed to examine obesity awareness levels of physical education teacher and coaching education students.251 (103 women, age:20,36 ± 2,31 years, BMI:20,02±2,23 kg) who studied in the Department of Coaching and Physical Education of Bartin University Faculty of Sport Sciences in 2019-2020 academic year were included in this study. 147 male, age:20.15±2.32 years, BMI:21.42±2.67 kg/m2) students participated voluntarily. Obesity Awareness Scale was developed by Allen (2011) and adapted to Turkish by Kafkas and Özen (2014) and personal information form including age, gender and department variable were applied to the participants. The data obtained in the study were analyzed with SPSS 20.0 statistical package program and the level of significance was taken as (p <0.05). The overall internal consistency of the scale was found to be 0.87. In the study, t-test was used for pairwise comparisons of parametric tests. In our study, no significant difference was found between gender variable and obesity awareness (p>.05). There was no significant difference between obesity awareness and department variable (p>.05). When the obesity awareness scores were examined, the average score of the students of the coaching department was average 62.23 meanwhile the teaching department students average score 62,91. It was found that both physical education teachers and coaching department students had high obesity awareness, but there was no significant difference between the groups in terms of department and gender variables and obesity awareness.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v8i2.4638


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