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ERIC Number: EJ1103134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Determination of University Athletes Character through Sport Participation in Niger Delta of Nigeria
Dada, Benson Olu
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n15 p66-74 2016
There are increasing reports concerning the character displayed by athletes on and off the field of play. These reports are not far different from the ones observed in Nigerian University sports. This worrisome report has necessitated this study carried out on determining the character of university athletes in Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was utilized for determining the character traits possessed by university athletes in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The population consisted of four thousand two hundred and six (4206) university athletes, out of which four hundred and sixteen were sampled through systematic random sampling. A four point scale questionnaire was self-designed with reliability index of 0.65 and 0.61 alpha levels for social and moral character respectively. Mean and independent t-test statistics were used to determine levels and significant differences amongst the groups studied. The results show that athletes possessed low social and moral character traits in sports; there were significant differences between male and females and between contact and non-contact sport athletes in moral and social character. It is recommended that coaches should pay attention to character of athletes and be character role models.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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