Recent Submissions

  • Sports- for- all as a means to improve living standards 

    Boit, M. K. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    This paper focuses on the importance of physical fitness through physical activity, which includes sport. It highlights the impact of industrial revolution as one of the main factors that has contributed to sedentary ...
  • Patterns of injuries during the 12th Africa women's volleyball club championship in Nairobi 

    Rintaugu, E.G.; Akpata, D. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Injuries are common in sports, especially dynamic ones such as volleyball. An accurate documentation of such injuries will provide useful information for future planning, prevention, treatment and management. But ...
  • Kenya at the Olympics: 1956 - 1996 

    Njororai, W. W. S.; Kubai, J.P.T. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Kenya has taken part in nine Olympiads since making her inaugural appearance in 1956 during the Melbourne Games in Australia. To date, Kenya has won a total of 47 medals, including 14 gold, 17 silver and 16 bronze medals. ...
  • Historical perspective of women's participation in sport 

    Wahome, E. N. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Controversies surrounding the involvement of women in sports date back to thousands of years i.e. during the time of Hummurabi and Plato there was no evidence of women's participation in organised sport, except in Ancient ...
  • Effects of smoking on visual and auditory reaction time 

    Wahome, E. N. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    This study was conducted to determine the effects of three different levels of nicotine (low, medium and high) on visual and auditory reaction time of twenty regular male University smokers aged 18 and 42 years. Subjects ...
  • The role of physical education in the promotion of sport for all in Kenya 

    Wasonga, T. A. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    In Western Countries, the fundamental reason used for promoting sport for all concept lies in the immediate and long term objective of sporting activities available to them with the aim of improving quality of life. Although ...
  • The plight of elite athletes 

    Boit, M. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    According to the latest statistics from the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), elite athletes have a turnover rate of 40% annually. When one considers a country like Kenya, with large proportion of ...
  • Sport facilities and equipment in primary schools in Kenya 

    Njororai, W. W. S.; Gathua, S. M. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    The availability of sporting facilities and equipment greatly influences the choice and eventually involvement of the learners in sporting activities. This study aimed at finding out the number of facilities, the type ...
  • Sports entrepreneurship in Kenya 

    Mwangi, P. W.; Wahome, E. N. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Sports behaviour has been perceived by some sociologists to have a sharp inclination to commercial production industry. It has variously been viewed by many authors as a great entertainment for cash. Similarly, besides ...
  • Physical education and sport in primary schools in Kenya: the case of central province 

    Njororai, W. W. S.; Gathua, S. M.; Owiye, R. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Physical education and sport is one of the subjects in Kenya's educational curriculum. This study aimed at establishing the actual practice in schools and the possible suggestions that could enhance its effectiveness. A ...
  • Mainstreaming: the perpetual dilemma of the physical education teacher 

    Bukhala, P. W. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    The efficacy of mainstreaming has been noted in many studies which have highlighted among other things, improvement of self-esteem, reduction of stigma, increased social interaction and improved skill development. Based ...
  • Gynaecological implications of women's participation in sport 

    Wahome, E. N.; Gathua, S. M. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Until the beginning of the seventies, there were always those who maintained that athletic activities during those who maintained that athletic activities during menstruation was dangerous and damaging to health. Others ...
  • Fitness studios and health clubs in Nairobi, Kenya 

    Wasonga, T. A.; Goodwin, Y. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    In the last decade, Kenya has witnesses the emergence of fitness studios and Health Clubs. This may be attributed to the growing interests in keep fit and exercise without necessarily engaging in conventional ...
  • Factors influencing parents' choice and purchase of clothing for pre-schoolers in Kenya: implication for exercise 

    Njororai, Fletcher I.; Njororai, W. W. S. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Clothing is one of the major basic needs of the human being. The type of clothing for children has a major influence on their involvement in play activities. This study aimed at establishing whether parents of ...
  • Effects of physical education programme on the health of diploma teacher trainees in Kenya 

    Kinoti, J. W.; Njororai, W. W. S.; Kiganjo, G. M.; Asembo, J. M. (Kenyatta University, 1997)
    Physical education has been compulsory and examinable in Kenya's teacher education colleges at diploma level since 1980. The programme is basically geared to maintain and improve the bodily health and fitness of the ...

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