Benjamin Tunji Olaosebikan, Jimada Yahaya Danladi, Abdulsalam Abdullah, M. G. Yakasai, Dahiru Abdullahi Dan Asabe


The study assesses architectural design as a predictor of patronage of recreational centres in Kaduna State, Nigeria. One research questions were answered, and one hypothesis were formulated to guide this study. A descriptive survey research design was used for this study. The population for the study comprised all staff of recreational centres in Kaduna State, with a population of 3,249. Multistage sampling technique was used to select the sample for the study. Researcher developed questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection and it was validated by 3 experts from the Department of Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education, Bayero University, Kano. A pilot study was conducted and a reliability index of 0.87 was obtained. Out of 441 copies of questionnaire administered by the researcher and his assistants, 432 copies were duly completed, returned and analyzed. Frequency count and percentage were used to describe the demographic information of the respondents while Chi-square (χ2) statistics was used to test all the formulated hypotheses at the 0.05 alpha level of significant. The findings of this study revealed that power supply significantly influence the patronage of recreational centres in Kaduna state c2 = 140.08, df = 1, P < 0.05. It was recommended among others, that authorities such as ministry of tourism and culture should set up a board each to plan, execute and supervise the existing buildings in the recreational centres.


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