This study aims to determine the attitudes of students studying at Muş Alparslan University toward sports in terms of some variables. The study is a quantitative research and the 25-item Sport-Oriented Attitude Scale developed by Şentürk (2012) was utilized. This scale is a 5-point Likert scale and the scores that can be obtained from the scale range from a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 125 points. Additionally, a form containing socio-demographic information such as gender, age, sports background, sports duration, and the faculty of students was also conducted. SPSS 22.0 package software was used in the statistical analysis of the data and the margin of error was accepted as 0.05. Percentage, number, standard deviation, and mean analyses were conducted as descriptive statistical methods in the evaluation of the data. For the normality assumption, skewness and kurtosis values were found to be in the range of -1 to +1 and in this context, it was assumed that the data from the scale were normally distributed (Büyüköztürk, 2018). The t-test was used to compare two independent groups and the one-way ANOVA test was used to compare more than two independent groups. LSD test, which is a complementary post-hoc analysis, was used to determine the source of the difference. Of the students participating in the study, 181 were male and 135 were female. While the population of this study consists of students studying at Muş Alparslan University, the sample group consists of 316 students who voluntarily participated in our study and were selected by the random sampling method. According to the results of the study, no significant difference was observed in terms of age and gender variables regarding attitude toward sports. Again, according to the results, a significant difference was found between the participants' sports duration variable and living with sports subscale (F(2-184)= 1.1771; p<0.05). As a result of the 'LSD' test, one of the post-hoc analyses to determine which group the difference originated from, it was determined that the mean scores of those who have been doing sports for less than 1 year were higher than the participants who have been doing sports for 2-4 years. A significant difference was found between the participants' sports background and the subscales of interest in sports (x̄=44.42, p<0.05), living with sports (x̄=25.99, p<0.05), and doing sports actively (x̄=21.64, p<0.05) in favor of those who answered 'yes'.
University student, attitude, sports.