Evaluation of Health Promotive and Protective Behaviors in Terms of Different Qualities: A Study on Physical Education Teachers

Çağdaş Caz, Mehmet Yıldırım

Abstract


Health is one of the most valuable things that we can have. The first thing that comes to mind when we think of health is our physical structure. However, mental health is also of crucial importance. In this context, the aim of this study is to examine physical education teachers’ health promoting and protective behaviors in terms of different qualities. Study sample consisted of 42 female and 98 male physical education teachers. Data were collected using the Health Promoting and Protective Behaviors Scale (HPPBS) developed by Bostan, Örsal, & Montenegro (2016). Data were descriptively analyzed. T-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used for independent groups. Tukey’s multiple comparison test was used for posthoc pairwise comparisons to determine the source of difference. Health promoting and protective behaviors did not differ significantly by gender. However, there was a statistically significant difference in health promoting and protective behaviors between participants who have regular check-ups and pay attention to their diet and sleep and those who do not.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p64

 

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

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