Examination of Sports Motivation and Exercise Addiction Levels of Kickboxing Athletes and Individuals Who Do Kickboxing as Recreational Activity


Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, vol.13, pp.1821-1833, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.47750/pnr.2022.13.s03.279
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1821-1833
  • Keywords: Exercise Addiction, Kickboxing, Recreational, Sports Motivation
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications. All rights reserved.This study aimed to examine the motivation and exercise addiction levels of kickboxers and individuals who do kickboxing recreationally based on various variables. While the research universe consisted of male and female individuals who do kickboxing, the sample consisted of 828 participants, 505 males, and 323 females, who actively engage in kickboxing, national, competitor, and recreational kickboxing. In addition to the "Demographic Information Form", the "Sports Motivation Scale" (SMS) and the "Exercise Addiction Scale" (EAS) were used as data collection tools. The data checked whether it showed a normal distribution or not and it was seen that they did not have a normal distribution. In this context, non-parametric analyzes were applied. Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Walls, and Correlation Analysis were applied as statistical analysis. As a result, differences were found between the sports motivation levels of the individuals who do kickboxing, the athletic levels of the participants, their motivation levels in sports, and their sub-factors. No significant differences were found according to gender and age. In the examination of exercise addiction, there was no significant difference according to gender, but there was a difference in the variable of age and athletic levels. In our analysis of the relationship between motivation in sports and the level of exercise addiction, positive, moderate, and weak significant relationships were found. Therefore, as the level of motivation in sports increased, the level of exercise addiction also increased, and it was shown that they were related to each other.