AN ANALYSIS OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND STRESS LEVELS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHO DO SPORTS AND DO NOT

Yunus Berk, Abdurrahim Kaplan, Seydi Ahmet Ağaoğlu

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The sport, which is known to have many physical benefits, is a question of whether there is a positive or negative contribution to the individual in psychological terms. It is important that we do not understand whether our work has an effect on mental health issues, such as physical activity, performance and health. The aim of this study is to find out whether there is a significant difference between the depression, anxiety and stress levels of university students who do or do not sports. For this purpose, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale developed by Lovibond and Lavibond in 1995 and personal information form created by researchers were used. Our study 400 volunteers from different departments studying at Ondokuz Mayıs University participated as volunteers. Of the 400 participants who participated in research, 292 did sports and 108 did not. Depression, anxiety and stress levels related to sport status were examined in order to understand the effects of physical activity. There was a significant difference in the levels of depression (p = 0.001) and anxiety levels (p = 0.004) of the individuals who did and did not perform sports, but no significant difference was found in the level of stress (p = 0.068). The results showed that depression and anxiety levels of individuals who did not exercise were higher than those who did sports, and there was no significant difference in stress level. These results indicated that sport was a helpful factor in reducing depression and anxiety levels and did not cause a significant difference in stress level.

 

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