Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014, Page: 48-51
Predictive Variables Influencing Students Participation in Combative Sports in Nigeria
EKURI, P. K., Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
EDIM, M. E., Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
ODOK, E. A., Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Received: May 20, 2014;       Accepted: Jun. 3, 2014;       Published: Jun. 20, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140203.11      View  2254      Downloads  98
Abstract
This paper tries to examine some variables that influence students’ participation in combative sports in Nigeria. The study looked at the effect of coach-student relationship, school influence and peer influence on students’ participation in combative sports. The results of the findings show that coaches-students relationship has significant influence on students’ interest in combative sports, school and peer group also have significant influence in students participation in combative sports. Some recommendations such as combative sports should be introduced in all levels of the educational system. This will encourage large number of participants in these sports; that even at the community levels, combative sports should be introduced to help in instilling discipline and respect for law and order. It will enhance in the maintenance peace and unity in the community.
Keywords
Combative Sports, Participation, Coach/Students Relationship, School Influence, and Peer Influence
To cite this article
EKURI, P. K., EDIM, M. E., ODOK, E. A., Predictive Variables Influencing Students Participation in Combative Sports in Nigeria, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 48-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140203.11
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