Interest of Football Among Students

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1. Introduction

1. Background Information…………………………………………………...........2

2. Objectives of Study……………………………………………………………..3

3. Research Questions……………………………………………………………..3

2. Methodology

1. Respondents…………………………………………………………………….4

2. Instruments……………………………………………………………………...4

3. Research Procedure……………………………………………………………..4

3. Findings and Discussion

3.1 Which gender is more interested in football…………………………………….5

3.2 The reason(s) they are interested or not interested in football…………………..6

3.3 The advantages and disadvantages of interest in football……………………….9

4. Conclusion and Recommendation

1. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………12

2. Recommendations………………………………………………………………13

5. References…………………………………………………………………………..14

6. Appendices

1. Survey Questions………………………………………………………………..16

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background information

The topic of football becomes a ‘hot issue’ especially when a grand match or tournament is at the peak such as English Premier League Cup or the World Cup (once in every 4 years). During these times, many people will have their eyes glued onto these matches especially those simply interested in football or a fanatic fan.

Basically, the word ‘interest’ can be defined as engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity (Dictionary.com, no year). Meanwhile, according to Oxford Students’ Dictionary (2011), football is a sports’ game that is played by two teams, comprise of eleven players in each team, who try to kick a sphere ball into a goal during a football a match. In the United States, soccer is the usual word for this sport as the Americans refer the word ‘football’ to American football. The player of this sport is often referred to as football player or footballer.

Generally, this sport has been played worldwide and according to an article entitled FIFA Survey: approximately 250 million footballers worldwide (2006), a survey that was conducted showed that there are more than 250 millions of footballers worldwide & this number is gradually increasing year by year. In addition, football or soccer had emerged as the world’s most popular team sport during the 20th century (Dunning, 1999).

According Bobbert et. al. (2007), initially, football was dominated on and beside the football field by males. Also, the football topic is often dominated and discussed by male rather than female. On the contrary, the female tried to avoid watching football match and they simply judged the sport as twenty-two men running across the field chasing a sphere ball, trying to kick the ball into a goal pitch.

However this view had changed during these recent years. Now, female too had their interest in football with the breakthrough of organised women's association football (Gregory, 2005) and more female have become a football supporter with more female attending football matches. In addition, a survey entitled ‘Target Audience’, conducted by YouGov in January 2005, found 72% of all respondents (both male and female) took an interest in football in a sample of 1616 respondents aged above 16. This shows that nowadays female also have interest in football. Thus, it is essential to find out the gender that is more interested in football, the reasons and the advantages as well as disadvantages of the interest.

1.2 Objectives

To identify which gender is more interested in football

To find out the reason(s) why they are interested or not interested in football

To identify the advantages and disadvantages of interest in football

1.3 Research questions

Which gender is more interested in football?

What is/are the reason(s) they are interested in football?

How interest in football can bring advantages...
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