Effects of selected school factors on socialization of Kenyan secondary school athletes into sports
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This study examined the effects of selected School factor on socialization of Kenyan Secondary School Athletes into sports. Data were collected through questionnaire from 636 athletes purposively selected from 40 secondary schools in Kenya. Data were analyzed using chi-square rest of independent measures, students' t-test and one way ANOVA to test the hypothesis of the study. Tukey HSD was utilized to test the strength of the resulting significant differences. Findings indicated that 70.9% of the athletes came from boarding schools, and 86.3% of the athletes were enrolled in provincial schools. Also majority (78.61%) of the athletes took. part in sport while in primary school. However, there were significant difference (p<0.5) between male and female athletes in their participation ill sport while in primary school. The effects of the selected school factors in socialization into sport of athletes were affected by the board status of the school And the school type. It is recommended that day schools need to provide more sports infrastructure, national schools to extol the complimentary roles of academics and participation in sport, and girls' participation in sport in the co-educational institutions needs to be improved.