International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 8, Part B (2021)
Sport science university students physical activity level according to IPAQ
The worldwide decline in physical activity and the increase in sedentary and obesity have been discussed in several studies. For most nations, inactivity at various ages is a serious issue. The aim of the study was to investigate the physical activity level and variances among sport science students at the university of Oromia State, Ethiopia, in relation to sex. Self administrated International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) short form was used by students to self-report their amount of physical activity. A total of 266 students (133 male, 133 female) with an average age of 22.88±2.41 years were participated at this study. The results of present study showed that males showed a higher percentage (54.1%) of high physical activity level than females (9.0%). Females displayed a high percentage (51.1%) of low level of physical activity compared to males (11.3%). Participants in the age range of 22-25 years indicated more percentage (44.9%) of high physical activity level. When the levels of physical activity assessment were done based on academic achievements, great distinction (≥3.6 GPA) students showed the highest percentage (72.3%) of high physical activity level. Students who were normal body weight depicted high percentage (41.9%) of high physical activity level. Moreover, students who have positive attitude towards physical activity showed the highest percentage (88.6%) of high physical activity level. It is concluded that in this group of students the physical activity level is sufficient and that there is a lower physical activity among females than males. It is essential to constantly take actions and select students based on their interest and sport skills for promoting physical activity and sports participation at colleges with the goal of improving students' health status to a higher degree.
How to cite this article:
Sheleme Gofe Keneni, Gerald Santhosh D’Souza. Sport science university students physical activity level according to IPAQ. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(8):101-107. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i8b.8834