This study aims to determine the attitudes of students studying at Muş Alparslan, Bitlis Eren, Van Yüzüncü Yıl, and Bingöl Universities toward extracurricular sports activities in terms of certain variables. The study is quantitative research and an 18-item attitude survey toward extracurricular sports activities, which was developed by Yılmaz, A., & Güven, Ö. (2018), was used as the data collection tool. The scale is a 5-point Likert scale and the minimum score that can be obtained from the scale is 18 while the maximum score is 90. Furthermore, a test containing socio-demographic information prepared by the researcher was also conducted with the participants. The data obtained was analyzed using the SPSS package software. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistical methods, Mann Whitney-U Test and Kruskal Wallis-H Test. Additionally, the Mann Whitney-U Test was used to determine between which groups the significant difference occurred as a result of the Kruskal Wallis-H Test. Of the students participating in the research, 341 were male and 339 were female. While the population of this study consists of students from Muş Alparslan, Bitlis Eren, Van Yüzüncü Yıl, and Bingöl University, the sample group consists of 680 students from the same universities who voluntarily participated in our study and were chosen by the random sampling method. Based on the results of the study, it was concluded that there were significant differences in terms of the attitude toward extracurricular activities in terms of age and gender, leisure time duration, university of study, and active sports participation ( p<0.05). It was also determined that there was a positive difference in the results in favor of students with more leisure time, older students, students who do active sports, and male students. Accordingly, it can be useful to implement policies to eliminate or minimize these differences.
Student, extracurricular sportive activity, attitude.