This study, which aims to examine the negative attitudes of university students towards stress and problems according to sports and different variables, was carried out with the general screening model. The research group consists of 422 male and 477 female university students. Developed by Moos (1993) together with the "Personal Information Form" developed by the researchers as data collection tools; the “Stress Coping Methods Scale” was adapted into Turkish by Ballı and Kılıç (2016), and Gosselin, Ladouceur, and Pelletier developed in 2005 and adapted into Turkish by Akyay (2016); “Negative Attitudes towards Problems Scale” was used. Data were analyzed with the SPSS 26.0 package program. Independent Student T-Test was used in paired groups, One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Lsd test from Posthoc tests were used in multiple groups, depending on the number of categories of the independent variable. In the research, it was determined that gender, age, family income level, department of education, sports status, the types of sports they did and the duration of doing sports affect their coping with stress; It was observed that the negative attitudes towards the problems were affected by their age, family income level and the duration of doing sports. As a result, it was determined that sports affect the states of coping with stress and do not affect the levels of negative attitudes towards problems. It is recommended to investigate the importance of sports in coping with stress in more detail by examining different variables in students of different age groups and different levels.
Problem, Sports, Stress, University Student.