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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A

Examine challengers and barriers behind decision making of University students’ recreation participation: The case from Sri Lanka


Author(s): Umesha Lakmali, Ranjan Weerakoon, Deepika Wahigaldeniya, Sarth Vitharana and Chaminda Abeysignhe

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to identify the barriers and challenges which affect the recreation participation of university students. In this study, the primary source of data was used to understand the barriers and challenges of recreation participation and the secondary source of data was used to formulate the theoretical framework of this study. The random sampling method was used to collect data from the recipients. Questionnaires which follow the Likert scale method were used to get the perception of university students. The sample size of the study is 450 students. The SPSS.21.0 statistic software was used to analyse the data. Descriptive statistic, KMO and Bartlett’s Test were used to analyse the data and test the hypothesis. The results of the study show time, social environment, gender, facilities and income as barriers and challenges for recreation participation. Social environment and income have been recognized as the factors which strongly act as barriers and challenges for the recreation participation. Social environment has especially influenced the recreation participation of female students. Since recreation directly influences the wellbeing of a person, the University governing bodies should be concerned about the recreational opportunities and should provide sufficient recreation facilities for their students. Future researchers can conduct the same research in a different context by using different analysing methods.

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Umesha Lakmali, Ranjan Weerakoon, Deepika Wahigaldeniya, Sarth Vitharana, Chaminda Abeysignhe. Examine challengers and barriers behind decision making of University students’ recreation participation: The case from Sri Lanka. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(4):37-43.
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