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dc.contributor.authorOtieno, Michael D.
dc.contributor.authorNteere, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorOnywera, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorAkala, Winston
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-21T06:20:19Z
dc.date.available2021-09-21T06:20:19Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationOtieno, M. D., Nteere, J., Onywera, V., & Akala, W. (2020). Parental Influence on Talent Identification for Players in Rugby Clubs in Kenya. American Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5(2), 230-239.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2520-5382
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.onlinesciencepublishing.com/index.php/ajssh/article/view/183/257
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22548
dc.descriptionA research article published in American Journal of Social Sciences and Humanitiesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe role of parents in socialization into sports of athletes has been a topical issue among sociologists and sport scientists from the west for decades. Thus the purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of parents on talent identification for players in rugby clubs in Kenya. The study was guided by the hypothesis that “there is no significant difference inthe mean rugby talent identification index when the parental influence of the rugby players is classified as high or low” The factors that were investigated included the parents’ socio-economic status and the parents’ level of education. Data were collected using Questionnaires and interviews from rugby players (n= 125) and coaches (n=15) during the 2017/2018 Kenya Rugby Union league competition. Data were analysed through both descriptive and inferential statistics of Chi-square test of independent measures. Results showed that parental influence on talent identification in Kenya is not significant despite the majority (53.77%) of the coaches indicating that the socio-economic status and the level of education of the parents had an influence on talent identification. Subsequently, future studies need to be conducted to unearth the role of the entire family environment at all stages of the players’ athletic development due to the complexity of the family phenomenon.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOnline SciencePublishingen_US
dc.subjectParentsen_US
dc.subjectRugbyen_US
dc.subjectTalenten_US
dc.subjectCoachesen_US
dc.subjectFamilyen_US
dc.subjectInfluenceen_US
dc.subjectPlayersen_US
dc.subjectAthleticen_US
dc.titleParental Influence on Talent Identification for Players in Rugby Clubs in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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