The Relationship between Attitudes towards Digital Gaming and Sports



The fact that the passion for digital gaming, which brings a sedentary lifestyle, replaces traditional games requiring exercise and physical education also has a negative impact on the health of children and adolescents. In this study, it was aimed to examine and evaluate high school students’ attitudes towards digital gaming and sports by certain variables. This study, which aimed to investigate and evaluate high school students' attitudes towards digital gaming and sports, utilized the correlational model. This study was carried out in Tevfik Ileri Anatolian High School in Erzurum in the 2019-2020 academic year. 193 students participated in the study and the distribution of normality of data by each variable was tested with Skewness-Kurtosis and Shapiro-Wilk tests. As a result of the analysis, it was found that the data were not distributed between ±1. Therefore, non-parametric tests were used to analyze the data of the research. To sum, the increase in the attitudes towards digital gaming decreases the attitudes towards sports. It is an indisputable conclusion that playing digital games responsibly contributes to the development of students in some areas. However, the students should be informed about the fact that digital games containing physical activities will increase such a contribution to their mental and physical developments.