THE EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MOBILE APPLICATION USAGE ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL, PERCEIVED HEALTH AND EXERCISE MOTIVATION IN RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

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2021-6
Numanoğlu, Elif
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of physical activity mobile application usage on physical activity level, perceived health, and exercise motivation of recreational athletes. Participants were 245 recreational athletes (89 women and 156 men) between the ages of 18-64 from İstanbul. For the data collection, a questionnaire method was used to gather demographic information and measure physical activity level, perceived health, and exercise motivation of recreational athletes. Quantitative data was analyzed by descriptive statistics and collected data in the study were analyzed using IBM SPSS 24 statistical analysis. According to the finding, while 71% of the participants use the physical activity mobile application, 29% do not. Participants who use a PA mobile app were found physically more active. On the other hand, there was no significant difference between health, competition, physical condition and appearance, and skill mastery motivation according to PA mobile app usage. However, it is found that the social motives and enjoyment based motivation of participants who use a PA mobile app were more affected by social motivations while exercising. The results of those who use physical activity mobile applications and those who do not have been found to be very similar. More research is warranted to comprehend the long-term effects of mobile applications for recreational athletes.

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E. Numanoğlu, “THE EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MOBILE APPLICATION USAGE ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL, PERCEIVED HEALTH AND EXERCISE MOTIVATION IN RECREATIONAL ATHLETES,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.