Correlation of Physical Activity and Social Media Use of Students

Jonar Tumali Martin, Elizabeth M. Acampad, Regina A. Baligad, Anatalia E. Larce, Michael E. Santos

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the association between physical activity participation and social media use among college students. A convenience sample of college students (N = 58) from a private university voluntarily participated in this study. Participants self-reported their daily physical activity for two weeks and completed the Use of Social Media Questionnaire. Descriptive and correlation statistical analyses were conducted to describe the physical activity participation and social media use of students. Results of the study indicated that majority of the students who participated in the study have a sedentary physical activity level. It was indicated that the participants had very high internet use in terms of hours per day and moderately high social media use in terms of days per month. Moreover, data revealed that the students’ social media use was not associated with physical activity participation. This means that the extent of social media use was not a determining factor on the students’ participation level in physical activity. However, due to the low level of physical activity it is recommended that students increase their physical activity in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Martin J., Acampad E., Baligad R., Larce A. and Santos M. (2017). Correlation of Physical Activity and Social Media Use of Students.In 2nd International Conference on Sports Science, Health and Physical Education - Volume 1: ICSSHPE, ISBN 978-989-758-317-9, pages 370-374. DOI: 10.5220/0007061303700374


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsshpe17,
author={Jonar Tumali Martin and Elizabeth M. Acampad and Regina A. Baligad and Anatalia E. Larce and Michael E. Santos},
title={Correlation of Physical Activity and Social Media Use of Students},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sports Science, Health and Physical Education - Volume 1: ICSSHPE,},
year={2017},
pages={370-374},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007061303700374},
isbn={978-989-758-317-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sports Science, Health and Physical Education - Volume 1: ICSSHPE,
TI - Correlation of Physical Activity and Social Media Use of Students
SN - 978-989-758-317-9
AU - Martin J.
AU - Acampad E.
AU - Baligad R.
AU - Larce A.
AU - Santos M.
PY - 2017
SP - 370
EP - 374
DO - 10.5220/0007061303700374