ERIC Number: ED208744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
University Student Participation and Perception of Intramural Program Activities.
Zuercher, Suzanne; And Others
A sample of 286 University of Maryland, College Park, undergraduates were surveyed on their participation in and their perception of the intramural sports program and related activities of the institution. Ninety-three percent of those surveyed was aware of the intramural program and 43 percent indicated that they participated (70 percent male, 30 percent female). The most common reasons for participation were fun (47 percent) and physical exercise (23 percent). Women were more likely than men to participate for physical exercise, meeting people, or because friends expected it. Those who did not participate did not do so primarily because of time and work conflicts. Women were more likely than men to decline participation because of lack of time or because they lacked information. While students generally gave positive ratings to all aspects of the intramural program, those that were rated lowest were publicity, officiating, and equipment. Details of participation in particular activities are included. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: College Students, Exercise, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Intramural Athletics, Males, Participant Satisfaction, Recreational Activities, Sex Differences, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Participation
University of Maryland, Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Counseling Center, College Park, MD 20742 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Intramural Sports and Recreation.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: University of Maryland College Park