Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the level of sports awareness and reasons for university
students doing or not doing sports, and to investigate the relationship between these two
Methods: The study included 479 university students from different provinces of Turkey, who were
literate in Turkish. The sports habits of the students were evaluated using the Reasons for Doing
and Not Doing Sports Questionnaire, and the level of sports awareness with the Sports Awareness
Scale. All the data were collected online using a questionnaire created on Google Forms.
Results: The sport most frequently played by university students was determined to be volleyball
(39.45%). The most common reason for not doing sport was physical reasons (1.35±1.23). The mean
total score of the Sports Awareness Scale was 107.08±20.70. A statistically significant, weak positive
correlation was determined between the subparameters of the Reasons for Doing Sport and
all the subparameters of the Sports Awareness Scale, and with the exception of Insufficient Time, a
statistically significant, weak negative correlation was determined between the subparameters of
the Reasons for Not Doing Sport and the Sports Awareness Scale (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The study results demonstrated that the rates of university students doing sports were
generally high. There is a need for further studies to develop awareness and increase sporting activities,
and remove the limitations that can prevent participation in sports.