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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part G

Influence of psycho-social factors on sports participation of college women in coastal Karnataka


Author(s): Jayabharathi A

Abstract: Sport is widely regarded as a social good – something that contributes to both the health and social capital of young people. In recent years, sport and physical activity as a strategy for the empowerment of girls and women has been gaining recognition worldwide. Sport and physical activity have not yet been used on a large scale as a strategy within women’s movements. Women's increased involvement in sports can promote positive development in sport by providing alter-native norms, values, attitudes, know¬ledge, capabilities and experiences. Women in India are still unable to take a stand for themselves. A society, which does not allow a girl to do something simple as primary education, is unlikely to let her participate in sport without any hurdles. It is possible only with the co-operation and motivation of the family, proper guidance and facilities from the educational institutions, encouragement from the Government and sports authorities and mainly psychological readiness of the girls. This study sets out to determine the different sociological and psychosocial factors that influence college women sport participation in Coastal Karnataka. This study will provide knowledge that will aid the understanding of the phenomenon of the determinants of sports and physical activity participation, among college women aged 16-21.

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How to cite this article:
Jayabharathi A. Influence of psycho-social factors on sports participation of college women in coastal Karnataka. 2017; 4(3): 366-370.
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