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This study aimed to investigate the relationship between enthusiasm and dependence on physical activity for male and female athlete students of Islamic Azad University, Tehran. The sample community was composed of students of Faculty of Physical Education in Islamic Azad University of Tehran. the sample of research was carried out via cluster and random sampling with 168 male and female athlete students (all with physical activity record) who completed Valrand and colleagues questionnaire of female and male athletes' enthusiasm to life(2003) voluntarily including 14 questions and 2 sub-scales of consistent enthusiasm (balanced) (7 questions), longing (7 questions), and physical activity dependence questionnaire of Hasen Blas and colleagues (2004) consists of 26 questions and six subscales. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics (indexes of central tendency and dispersion) and KS test, independent T test, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression at a 0.05 significance level through statistical software SPSS. In summary, the results of analysis of data showed that there is a significant relationship between enthusiasm and dependence on physical activity of male and female athlete students of Islamic Azad University And conflicts and dissatisfaction variable, excessive exercise, emotional problems, emotional problems and behavioral persistence combined with the enthusiasm of athlete students showed a significant relationship (p ≤ 0.05) from among dependency components on the physical activity. It has been recommended to use some programs in order to recognize enthusiasm components and effective factors on them to get tendency for activity, dependency on activity and enjoying the countless advantages of activities.
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Author(s): Faraz Mosavi Reza Nikbakhsh and Akbar Afarinesh
enthusiasm, dependency on physical activity, male and female athlete students of Islamic Azad University.