Analysis of the Level of Physical Activity of University Faculty Members during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Ph.D. Candidate, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of physical activity of faculty members at Allameh Tabatabai University during the coronavirus pandemic. This applied research has been done by a descriptive method. The statistical population of the study was the Allameh Tabatabai University faculty members in Iran. 284 people were selected through the available sampling method. A valid and reliable researcher-developed questionnaire was used for data collection, and a T-test was conducted for data analysis. The results of this study showed that the faculty members of the university do not have intense and moderate activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the general knowledge about the benefits of exercising during the coronavirus period has increased. In a general conclusion, COVID -19 crisis has created inactivity among university faculty members. Therefore, it is necessary to design and implement plans to increase the physical activity level among faculty members.

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