It can be said that the attitude towards healthy nutrition is one of the determinants of healthy nutrition behavior. Healthy nutrition behavior is one of the pioneers of leading a healthy life. A healthy nutrition is also thought to be related to self-esteem, which is one of the personality development functions. Considering this relationship, in the study, the relationship between the attitudes of the students of the faculty of sports sciences towards healthy nutrition and their self-esteem was investigated. Considering this relationship, in this study, the relationship between the attitudes of the students of the faculty of sports sciences towards healthy nutrition and their self-esteem was investigated. The study group of the research consists of 296 students, 139 (47.0%) females and 157 (53.0%) males, studying in different departments and grades at Bayburt University Faculty of Sport Sciences. Questionnaire method was used to collect the data of the study. Demographic Information Form developed by the researcher, Attitudes towards Healthy Eating Scale (SBIÖ) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale were used to collect data in the study. In the analysis of the obtained data, first of all, the normality test was performed to determine whether the data were normally distributed. After determining that the data were normally distributed, descriptive statistics, t-test for independent groups, one-way analysis of variance (Anova) and Scheffe multiple comparison test and Pearson correlation analysis were used to determine the difference between groups. As a result of the analysis of the data obtained in the study, it was determined that the average score of students' attitudes towards healthy eating differed significantly according to gender, class and department variables. It was determined that the mean scores of the students' self-esteem levels differed statistically significantly according to the variables of gender and education department. It was concluded that there was a low-level positive and significant relationship between the students' attitudes towards healthy eating and their self-esteem average scores.
Healthy nutrition, self-esteem, attitude, university students