It is known that participation in sports positively affects people's mental health and reduces the negative effects of psychological disorders. It is said that this situation is caused by the happiness levels of individuals. It is known that there is a relationship between participation in sports and happiness levels. But, there are limited studies in the literature on the effect of participation in sports on happiness. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of Bayburt University students' attitudes towards sports on their happiness levels. In this study, descriptive survey model was used. The population of the research consists of students studying at Bayburt University. "Personal Information Form", "Attitude towards Sports Scale" and "Oxford Happiness Questionnaire-Short Form" were used as data collection tools. The sample consists of 352 students studying at Bayburt University in the 2021-2022 academic year. SPSS 25.00 package program was used in the analysis of the data obtained. Skewness-Kurtosis normality test, correlation and regression analysis were used in the analysis of the data. When the effect of the sub-dimensions of the participants' attitude scale towards sports on their happiness levels is examined, it is seen that one of the sub-dimensions of the attitude scale towards sports, Being Interested in Sports, has a significant effect on the happiness levels of university students. As a result, in this study on university students, it is seen that there is a relationship between attitude towards sports and happiness and that attitude towards sports affects the happiness levels of individuals. In addition, doing sports can contribute to individuals not only physiologically but also psychologically and in this respect, it can have positive effects on people's psychology such as happiness.
Sports, Attitude, Happiness, University Students