The effect of stay home intention in the imperative stay at home periods on physical activity at home: Mediating role of social media addiction

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COVID-19, Stay Home Intention, Physical Activity at Home, Social Media Addiction


This study aimed to determine the effect of people's stay home intentions on physical activity at home using the social media addiction mediator. In addition, developing the scale of stay home intention, which is not found in the literature, is another goal of study. Quantitate research techniques were used in the research, and questionnaire was used as the data collected method. The questionnaire was shared on social media platforms and e-mails sent to registered mail pools. Data was collected from 575 participants in Turkey. According to the results, social media addiction has a mediating role in the effect of the stay home intention on physical activity at home. This study is thought to be important and fill a gap in the literature in terms of revealing the relationship between physical activity and social media usage variables of individuals who must stay at home in situations of COVID-19 and similar crises. Staying at home causes people to have some problems with social and physical activities. The fact that staying at home is mandatory and unplanned brings the need and difficulty associated with physical activity. 


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Korkutata, A., Sengel, U., & Korkutata, E. O. (2023). The effect of stay home intention in the imperative stay at home periods on physical activity at home: Mediating role of social media addiction. Journal of ROL Sport Sciences, 4(2), 774–798.