An Analysis on the Reading Habits of University Students Studying Physical Education and Sports Training

Cansel Arslanoğlu, Ahmet Mor


The aim of this research is to analyze the reading habits of students studying physical education and sports training
with respect to certain variables. A total of 324 first-year students (125 females, 199 males) voluntarily participated
in the research from physical education and sports training departments of Sinop University, Kafkas University, and
Ondokuz Mays University. A questionnaire consisting of two parts was used as the data collection tool in the
research. The personal information form was used in the first part and the "Reading Habit Attitude Scale" developed
by Gömleksiz (2004) was used in the second part. Shapiro Wilk and Levene tests were employed to determine
whether the data exhibited a normal distribution in the analysis. The data exhibiting a normal distribution were
analyzed with the help of t-test and One-Way ANOVA. In multiple comparisons, the Tukey HSD test was used to
determine the groups causing the difference. According to the results of the research, a significant difference was
found in favor of women in the age variable of sub-dimensions of "love, habit, will, effect and benefit"; in the gender
variable; in favor of ages 18-20-21-22 in sub-dimension of "necessity"; in favor of primary and secondary school
graduates in sub-dimensions of "habit, necessity and will" in the father's educational background variable; in favor of
the average value above 1.5 in sub-dimension of "love" and in favor of average grades between 1.0-2.5 in
sub-dimension of "benefit" in the academic grade averages variable (p <0.05). No significant difference was found
with respect to the variables of the department and mother's education background (p> 0.05).
It was revealed that among the university students studying physical education and sports training, female students
read more than the male students and those whose father was a primary or secondary school graduate were more
willing to read and they regarded this habit as a necessity.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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