Participation motives of university athletes: The case of Kenyatta University
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This paper was to investigate the participation motives of university athletes. It was hypothesized that participation motives will differ significantly according to gender, type of sport and experience in sport. Data was collected through questionnaires from 150 randomly selected athletes of Kenyatta University. Data was analysed through Kruskal-walfis test of independent measures. Findings indicated that participatory motives of university athletes differed by gender, type of sport and level of experience in sport. It is recommended that personnel in charge of university athletes need to know their athletes more, structure training programmes based on participation motivation and further studies should incorporate larger samples of athletes in secondary schools, universities, clubs and national teams.