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dc.contributor.authorRintaugu, Elijah G.
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, Francis M.
dc.contributor.authorThangu, Edna K.
dc.contributor.authorOtieno, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-23T07:08:02Z
dc.date.available2020-11-23T07:08:02Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationRintaugu, E. G., Mwangi, F. M., Thangu, E. K., & Otieno, M. (2020). Relationship between participation motives and connection to soccer of male university players. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 12(4), 152-158.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2141-2499
dc.identifier.urihttps://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/article-full-text-pdf/14840C465391
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20962
dc.descriptionA research article published in International Journal of Psychology and Counsellingen_US
dc.description.abstractParticipation in physical activity or sport has numerous benefits. This is more apt at the university level where students pursue multiple roles. However little is known on the participation motives and extent of connection (attachment) to different sport codes at the university level. The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between participation motives and connection to soccer of male university players. It was predicted that participation motives and connection to soccer would not be mediated by selected demographic factors of birth rank and level of study. Data was collected through selfadministered questionnaires from male university soccer players (n=242) who were taking part in a university soccer championship. Data was analyzed through descriptive statistics of percentages and means, while inferential statistics of one ANOVA was used to test for differences. The major motives for participation in soccer were to develop physical skills and abilities, keeping in shape and interaction with others with significant differences ( ) based on birth ranks and year of study. Most of the soccer players were highly connected to soccer through attraction, identity affirmation and centrality with no significant differences ( ) attributed to level of study and birth ranks. Study recommends that coaches and team trainers need to take stock of the players motives as they schedule training and competition. They should also explore ways and means of ensuring that soccer players are networked for continued participation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Academic Journalsen_US
dc.subjectParticipationen_US
dc.subjectmotivesen_US
dc.subjectconnectionen_US
dc.subjectuniversityen_US
dc.subjectsocceren_US
dc.titleRelationship between Participation Motives and Connection to Soccer of Male University Playersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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