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dc.contributor.authorWangari, Gorreti
dc.contributor.authorKimani, Elishiba
dc.contributor.authorWango, Geofrey
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-29T07:09:27Z
dc.date.available2017-12-29T07:09:27Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Gender Studies Vol.1, Issue 1 No.4, pp 56 -75, 2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/18016
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing the participation of women in the local football leagues. Methodology: The study adopted a descriptive survey design. It was conducted in Gatundu North and Thika West. The target population for this study was the 8 and 6women football teams in Gatundu North and Thika West districts, respectively. Focus group discussion guide, Interview schedule and Questionnaire were the instruments of data collection. The study mainly yielded qualitative data. This was sorted out, analyzed quantitatively and presented in tables. Results: The study established that participation of women in the football leagues was influenced by several factors. Some women played football simply because they loved the game and because they found it exciting and fun. Those who were students in Thika West participated in football because they hoped that football would improve their lives in terms of keeping healthy and fit and learning especially reproductive health. Other respondents also considered it is a platform for socialization and making new friends. Contribution to Theory, Practice and Policy: The study recommended that the National government, county government as well as the Football Kenya Federation should be keen on women football and give it the attention that it deserves in order to improve their participation in football.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Peer Reviewed Journal and Book Publishingen_US
dc.subjectFootball leaguesen_US
dc.subjectPhysical factorsen_US
dc.subjectPsychosocial factorsen_US
dc.subjectEconomic factorsen_US
dc.titleFactors Influencing the Participation of Women in the Local Football Leaguesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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