Analyzing of Internet Usage Habits of High School Students Doing Sports and Not Doing Sports

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Ersin Ballikaya
Murat Korkmaz
Binnaz Kiran Esen


The aim of this research is studying whether there is a difference between the internet usage habits of students doing sports and not doing sports. In addition to this, it is aimed to determine whether internet use habits differentiate in terms of license, the frequency of doing sports and gender. In the study, the students doing sports with license accepted as ‘students doing sports’. 367 female and 315 male (682 in total) students receiving education at 9th, 10th, 11th grades of Anatolian High Schools in central districts of Mersin province participated in this research voluntarily. For this purpose, ‘Internet Usage Habits Scale’ and ‘the self info form of the internet usage and the case of students doing sports or not’ prepared by researchers were applied. The data was analyzed by the SPSS program. T test, one -way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and descriptive statistical methods were used in analysis. Consequently, a significant difference was found out between the internet usage habits of students doing sports and not doing sports. It was studied out that students doing sports have internet usage habits more than students not doing sports. Additively, a significant difference was examined between the average points of internet usage habits of students having sports club licences compared to the students having school licences. It was found out students having sport club licences have internet usage habits highly. It was seen that internet usage habits of students did not differentiate significantly in terms of the frequency of doing sports. On the other hand, it was determined that internet usage habits differentiated in terms of gender; and male students have higher internet usage habits compared to female students.
Keywords: sports; internet usage; adolescence;


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Ballikaya, E., Korkmaz, M., & Kiran Esen, B. (2017). Analyzing of Internet Usage Habits of High School Students Doing Sports and Not Doing Sports. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(3), 70–74.


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