Examination of Exercise Dependency Levels and State of Loneliness in Students of Sports Sciences Faculty

Burcu Güvendi, Engin Işık Abanoz


The aim of this study is to investigate the dependence levels and loneliness status of students studying in sports sciences. The study group of the study consisted of 204 sports science students, 68 women and 136 men with an average age of 20.75 ± 2.47. For the purpose of collecting data, “Exercise Dependancy Scale” developed by Tekkurşun-Demir, Hazar and Cicioğlu (2018) and the“Loneliness Scale” Turkish adaptation of the scale was made by Demir (1989) were used. Descriptive statistics such as frequency and percentage and Mann Whitney U, Kruskall Wallis and Spearman Correlation analysis were used for data analysis. According to the findings of the study, it was observed that students were in the dependent group rarely experienced loneliness. A significant difference was found in the loneliness score of the students according to gender. Significant differences were found in the postponement of exercise dependence scale, individual and social needs and conflict sub-dimension according to students’ were being licensed. According to the frequency of participation in the exercise, there was a significant difference between the postponement of individual and social needs of the exercise dependence scale and the development of the conflict, tolerance and passion. In the correlation analysis of the scales, no significant relationship was found between loneliness and exercise dependence. As a result, in our study, although it was seen that the loneliness levels of the students studying in sports sciences were low, it was concluded that male students were lonelier than female students. In addition, it can be said that students are included in the exercise dependent group, because of the fact that these students are kneaded with sports and due to their sports background, they can adjust the dose and duration of the exercise correctly, and thus they do not postpone their social and individual needs as a part of their lives.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v8n4p231


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