AN ANALYSIS ON WOMEN’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATION

Batari Bambang, Susila Sukarno

Abstract


The notion that “women are the weaker sex” is not true in the world of sport. For women like men can be competitive and aggressive without destroying ones natural beauty and charm. Sports participation is after all a worthwhile goal for women. The purpose of this study is to determine the perception on women’s sports participation while correlating to the type and degree of sports participation. It also determined the contributing factors of the moderating variables such as; father and mother’s educational attainment, family income, and institutional location. The study was conducted among the 973 randomly selected female Physical Education students of the three institutions; Mindanao State University, Marawi City; Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City; and Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. Descriptive-correlation method of research was used employing the Perception on Women’s Sports Participation Inventory (PWSPI) as the foremost tool in gathering the data. Results indicated that the variables of father and mother’s educational attainment and family income showed a significant correlation with the perception on women’s sports participation, while, institutional location was not significantly correlated. Significant correlation was also found between father, mother’s educational attainment, and institutional location towards the variable of the type of sports participation. However, family income showed no significant correlation to the type of sports participation. It was also found out that there was no significant correlation between mother’s educational attainment, family income, and institutional location towards the variable of the degree of sports participation. Significant correlation however, was found between father’s educational attainment and degree of sports participation. Perception on women’s sports participation was found to be significantly correlated towards the type and degree of sports participation. It was concluded further, that the relationships of the variables significantly contributed to the positive perception on women’s participation in sports.

 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v1i1.8

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