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Mehmet Günay1, Pelin Aksen Cengizhan2, Mehmet Özsari3

1Gazi University, School of Physical Education and Sport, Ankara, Turkey
2Kırıkkale University, School of Physical Education and Sports, Kırıkkale, Turkey
3National Sport Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Determination of Physical Activity Levels of Trainers in Kastamonu, Turkey

Abstract (ENG)

This study was carried out with the aim of determining the PA levels of the trainers working in Kastamonu in terms of gender and marital status variables. This study was applied to trainers from 15 different branches in the competitions organized by Kastamonu Directorate of Youth and Sports and Kastamonu Directorate of National Education. A total of 51 trainers participated in the study voluntarily; 19 of them were female; their mean age was 26.53±9.08 years, their mean height was 167.37±5.37 m and their mean weight was 60.37±7.30 kg. 32 of the trainers were male; their mean age was 35.41±8.10, their mean height was 179.69±6.25 m and their mean weight was 83.94±12.11 kg. Since the PA levels of the trainers working in the city center of Kastamonu were studied, the number of subjects was 51. In this study, in order to determine the physical activity level of the trainers, Physical Activity Evaluation Survey (PAAQ) has been used. SPSS 15.0 was used to analyze the data in the dual comparisons, the nonparametric Mann-Whitney U Test has been applied. According to gender, there was no significant difference in met/week values of all indexes (p>0.05); also according to marital status, there was significant difference in met/week value of work index (p<0.05, U=183,500). As a result, according to gender, while it was found that PA levels of male trainers were higher in work (p>0.05, U=230,500) and sport indexes (p>0.05, U=282,000), PA levels of female trainers were found higher in home index. On the other hand, it was also determined that according to marital status, PA levels of single trainers were higher than married trainers in work index.

Keywords (ENG)

Physical Activity, trainer, Physical Activity Assessment Questionnaire (PAAQ)


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