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ERIC Number: ED081740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 16
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Canonical Relationships Among Psychosocial Factors and Sport Preference.
Yiannakis, Andrew
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether sport preference is a random phenomenon or a phenomenon related to specific factors in the background and environment of the participant. In addition, the study explored the feasibility of forming a framework for the systematic analysis of this phenomenon by interrelating findings from independent investigators. A questionnaire was administered to 411 male and female participants in a voluntary sports program at the University of New Mexico in the spring of 1972. The data were treated by means of cannonical correlation, a multivariate procedure which handles a large array of variables in sets rather than individually. It was concluded that preference for specific sports is contingent upon a number of background and environmental factors being present and possibly interacting. Furthermore, this study revealed that by showing how a number of variables interrelate in a manner which permits the linking of these results at a higher theoretical level, a framework can be generated which may aid the systematic analysis of this phenomenon at both practical and theoretical levels. (Author/JA)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1973