The comparison of physical activity patterns between Ball State University and KyungHee University students

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Lee, Chang S.
Wayda, Valerie K.
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School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
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The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any differences in the patterns or trends in physical activity levels between Ball State University (BSU) and KyungHee University (KHU) students. This study was also initiated to determine if any differences existed between gender on physical activity levels. BSU students (n = 85) and KHU students (n = 74) completed a self-report, 27-item questionnaire divided into five sections related to type of physical activity. It was hypothesized that significant differences in physical activity levels would be found by culture and gender. Two -Way ANOVAs were calculated (p < .05) across the five dimensions of physical activity.Based on the participants' responses, BSU students spent more time walking at least 10 minutes per day during leisure time than KHU students. The BSU female students reported walking more often than KHU female students. On the other hand, KHU students spent more time traveling in a motor vehicle from place to place than BSU students. Last, KHU female students sat more during the weekends than the BSU students. The hypothesis was only partially supported.