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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A

Relationship between behavioural profiles and gender of elite middle and long distance Kenyan runners


Author(s): Elizabeth Mse, Andanje Mwisukha and Mugala Bulinda H

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess behavioral profiles of middle and long-distance Kenyan elite athletes in relation to gender. The study adopted an exploratory research design. This study targeted 600 Kenyan elite runners participating in 800 meters to 10,000 meters. Using a stratified random sampling, 232 athletes (male n=177; female n= 55) participated the study. Demographic questionnaire and a validated DiSCR Classic Behavioral Assessment Tool were study tools. One- Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used for data analysis. 76.3%) males and 23.7% females participated in the study. ANOVA established no statistical significant difference across gender on the four behavioral profiles of dominance (p=0.349), influence (=0. O75), steadiness (p=.480) and compliance (0.538). In conclusion, more males than female athletes participated in the study. The study suggested strategies to be put in place to motivate more females in middle and long distance running.

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Elizabeth Mse, Andanje Mwisukha, Mugala Bulinda H. Relationship between behavioural profiles and gender of elite middle and long distance Kenyan runners. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(1):10-14.
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