SOCIO-CULTURAL VARIABLES AS CORRELATE OF SPORTS PARTICIPATION AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS IN KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
DR. (MRS.) M.T. AJADI; DR. S. B. ADEBAYO & FALAYE ELIJAH KAYODE
This study examines socio-cultural variables as correlate of sports participation among female students in Kwara State College of Education Ilorin. A descriptive research design of survey type was used for this study. The population for this study consists of all female undergraduate students within the study area. A multistage sampling technique of purposive, stratified and random sampling techniques was used to select 200 respondents A researcher structure questionnaire of likert scale format was used for the study. The instrument was validated by lectures in the Department of Human Kinetics Education University of Ilorin. The reliability level of the instrument was established through test re-test method using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). A correlation coefficient of 0.75 was obtained. The administration of data was done by the researchers and two trained research assistants. The data collected were analysed using inferential statistics of pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) to test the formulated hypotheses set for the study at 0.05 alpha level. The three postulated hypotheses tested were rejected. The result of the findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between societal belief sports participation among female students, there was a significant and relationship between mode of dressing, religion and culture on sports participation among female students in Kwara state college of education Ilorin. Based on the findings of this study. The researcher recommends that, there is need to sensitize and create more awareness about benefit and importance of sports so as to change the societal belief towards sports. There need to educate female students on the need to put on appropriate sports outfit and religion leaders and community leaders are advise not to preach or kick against female participation in sports.