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Social support and sports participation motivations of female adolescents in India - Study of age transition and achievement level
Ahmed,Md Dilsad1; Ho,Walter King Yan2; Van Niekerk,Rudolph Leon3; Sulz,Lauren4; Begum,Shaheen5
2020
Source PublicationPhysical Culture and Sport, Studies and Research
ISSN2081-2221
AbstractMotivation is likely a pivotal factor contributing to sports participation. In India, because of the unsupportive sports/physical education environment, girls participate less in sports and other physical activities than boys. Therefore, embedding a planned healthy environment with good social support may maximize and, consequently, increase their participation in various sports and physical activities. Considering this unabated dialogue and assuming that motivation is a pivotal need for female sports participation, this study examined the differences in motivation to participate in sports among female adolescents across three age categories: early (11-14 years old), middle (15-18 years old), and late (19-21 years old) adolescence. A total of 528 female adolescents from Assam, India participated in the study. Participation in physical education courses was the criterion for the participants, and they were invited to complete the Participation Motivation Questionnaire. A factor analysis with direct oblimin rotation using the maximum likelihood extraction method yielded a 23-item, five-factor structure that exhibited moderate internal consistency. An ANOVA revealed significant differences across all three age categories regarding all the extracted factors. Moreover, t-tests of all sub-factors identified significant differences between the two achievement levels of district-level and inter-district-level athletes. This study provides sound psychometric and comparative results that are useful for education and formative reviews in applied settings and research purposes. It also serves as a measurement tool for embedding motivation to participate in physical activities and sports among female adolescents and the development of strategic ideas to assist female adolescents from less privileged areas to experience healthy growth and a healthy lifestyle.
Keywordage transition Female adolescent perception of sports participation sports achievement
DOI10.2478/pcssr-2020-0025
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Language英语
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.College of Public Health and Human Sciences,Oregon State University,Corvallis,223D Langton Hall,97331-3303,United States
2.University of Macau,Macao
3.Fort Hare University,South Africa
4.University of Alberta,Canada
5.Savitribai Phule Pune University,India
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Ahmed,Md Dilsad,Ho,Walter King Yan,Van Niekerk,Rudolph Leon,et al. Social support and sports participation motivations of female adolescents in India - Study of age transition and achievement level[J]. Physical Culture and Sport, Studies and Research,2020.
APA Ahmed,Md Dilsad,Ho,Walter King Yan,Van Niekerk,Rudolph Leon,Sulz,Lauren,&Begum,Shaheen.(2020).Social support and sports participation motivations of female adolescents in India - Study of age transition and achievement level.Physical Culture and Sport, Studies and Research.
MLA Ahmed,Md Dilsad,et al."Social support and sports participation motivations of female adolescents in India - Study of age transition and achievement level".Physical Culture and Sport, Studies and Research (2020).
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