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dc.contributor.author Rintaugu, E.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-11T08:57:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-11T08:57:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences (AJPHES) Volume 23(1:2), March 2017, pp. 215-225. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/15529
dc.description Research paper en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the participation motives of female university athletes at a university sport championship. It was hypothesized that the participation motives would not differ significantly based on the athletes’ age, sport participation experience and year of study. Data were collected through participation motivation questionnaire (PMQ) from 132 female athletes participating in university sport championship. Results indicated that the primary motives for participation were to improve skills, physical fitness and team spirit. The motives did not differ (p>0.05) based on age, sport participation experience and year of study. It is concluded that female athletes participate in sports due to intrinsic reasons and therefore coaches and administrators need to structure training bearing in mind the participants’ motives. Future studies should be conducted from a developmental perspective to test the notion that socio-cultural environments e.g., a coach’s gender, athletes’ sexual orientation, student athletes’residence and as well as the influence of friends/family, could affect participation of female athletes in university sport. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sport participation en_US
dc.subject motives en_US
dc.subject female athletes en_US
dc.subject university sport championship en_US
dc.title Sport participation motivesof Kenyan female university athletes en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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