INVESTIGATION THE EXERCISE DEPENDENCE SYMPTOMPS AMONG DANCERS

Özhan Bavlı, Serkan Işık, Ozan Canpolat, Ayşegül Aksoy, Bilgetekin Burak Günar, Kübra Gültekin, Haşim Katra, Meliha Uzun, Meriç Ödemiş
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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the exercise addiction symptoms among dancers.

Material and Methods: Totally 99 dancers (48 female and 51 male) minimum 2 years licensed in dance (Folk dance, Modern dance, Latin dance) participated in to the study voluntary. Demographic survey and Exercise Dependence Scale-21 which was developed by Hausenblas HA. and Downs DS. (2002) and adapted in to Turkish by Yeltepe H. and Ikizler H.C. (2007) used to collect data. Kruskal-Wallis test in SPSS was used to analyze data.

Results: Analysis showed that %20.4 of participants was asymptomatic, %69.4 of was symptomatic and %10.2 was exercise addiction. Besides it is found that dancers had University level education majority (%80.6). Symptomatic (%48.1) and addicts (%8.1) were Folk dancers mostly. Symptomatic had statistically higher exercise age than asymptomatic and addicts had statistically higher daily exercise duration than the others were found.

Conclusion: According to findings It is possible to say that; the high frequency of daily exercise and the high exercise age can be effective to appear the exercise dependence among dancers.

Keywords


Sport; Exercise; Dependence; Exercise dependence; Dance;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18826/ijsets.14813

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