Influence of physical fitness and social development objectives on participation in sports among female students of Emmanuel Alayande college of education, Oyo
Oyo State: Pacesetter: Journal of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education,
Statement of the problem; Objectives of the study; Hypotheses; Methodology; Results and discussion of findings; Conclusion; Recommendations.
This study examined the influence of physical fitness and social development objectives on participation in sports among female students of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo. Descriptive survey research design was used in this study, while stratified, quota and convenient sampling techniques were used to select 660 respondents. The research instrument,used for data collection,was a self-developed questionnaire with two scales. They were Physical Fitness Scale (PFS) and Social Development Objectives Scale (SDOS). The two scales yielded reliability coefficients of PFS (0.71) and SDOS (0.74)respectively using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Frequency, percentage, and inferential statistic of chi-square were used to analyse the data. Findings revealed that physical fitness and social development objectives influenced participation in sports among female students of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.Therefore, it is recommended that Director of sports and Coaches in the College should sensitize the entire female students of the benefits inherent in participation in sports such as physical fitness and social values among others. Also, theCollege authority should expand and rehabilitate existing sports facilities as well as put in place non existing sports facilities in order to help reduce overcrowding on the available facilities