Personal Attributes and Sports Participation

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Selected personal attributes and sports participation of CAS students in Silliman University in the Intramurals

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List of Tables…………………………………………………………………………….iii List of Figures……………………………………………………………………………iv ABSTRACT……………………………………………………………………………..v Chapter
IINTRODUCTION……...……………………………………………….1 Review of Related Literature…………………………………………….2 Theoretical Framework…………………………………………………..6 Conceptual Framework…………………………………………………...8 Statement of the Problem………………………………………………....9 Hypothesis………………………………………………………………..10

Significance of the Study…………………………………………………10 IIMETHODOLOGY
Variables………………………………………………………………….11 Participants……………………………………………………………….11 Instruments……………………………………………………………….12 Procedure………………………………………………………………....15 Statistical Analysis………………………………………………………..15 IIIRESULTS………………………………………………………………...16 IVDISCUSSION…………………………………………………………….18

Limitation…………………………………………………………………20
Recommendation………………………………………………………….20
Significance of the Study………………………………………………….21 VSUMMARY AND CONCLUSION……………………………………....22
References………………………………………………………………………………..24 Appendix
ALetter of Informed Consent………………………………………………26 B Personal Attributes Questionnaire………………………………………..28 C Sports Participation Model Questionnaire………………………………..30

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1 Frequency of respondents’ gender and its corresponding percentages……16 2 Statistical data for Masculine, Feminine and Androgynous respondents…17

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1Theoretical Framework…………………………………………………...7 2Conceptual Framework…………………………………………………..9

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ABSTRACT

There had been studies regarding the personal attribute gender and sports participation. A study conducted by Tomik (2008) found that more positive attitudes towards physical education and sport were observed among boys than girls. There are also some gender ideologies suggesting that it is more likable if women participate in sports that are considered feminine and men participate in sports that are viewed as masculine. In this study, researchers proposed that gender is related to sports participation. The Sports Participation Model Questionnaire and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire were administered to 119 College of Arts and Sciences students of Silliman University who participated in the Intramurals. Results of the data gathered showed that there is a weak relationship between personal attributes and sports participation.

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CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

According to an entrepreneur, RabisonShumba (2011), an individual is the sum total of his/her personal attributes. You can tell who a person is by assessing who they are and how they behave in given circumstances or situations. As observers, we try to understand what caused a behavior through the individual’s personal attributes; likewise we try to predict what the behavior will be with the individual’s personal attributes. This is also true in sports. As spectators in a sports activity, we relate the outcome of the game with the players’ personal attributes, such as gender, age, skills, etc., so to understand what caused that outcome. We also try to predict the behavior or performance of the player based on his/her personal attributes. Last year, Silliman University showcased sports activities through the Intramurals. Intramural sports activities include ball games such as basketball, softball, volleyball, table and lawn tennis; it also includes swimming, track and field, and so on. Students, both male and female, who participated in the events, possess varying personal attributes and their attitudes towards sports participation might widely vary due to their personal attributes. A specific personal attribute which this study looked into is gender. When people...
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