INFLUENCE OF FAMILY UPON THE SPORT PARTICIPATION OF UNIVERSITIES’ ATHLETESS

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Dr. Shahzaman Khan
Dr. Syed Zia-Ul-Islam
Dr. Yasmeen Iqbal

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The main objective of the study was to highlight the role of family as influ-encing factor affecting sports participation among athletes in public and pri-vate sector universities. The study was based on four main hypotheses and were tested through multiple (categorize) regression and independent sample t-test with help of SPSS, 25 versions. Male and female athletes and sport of-ficers were treated as targeted populace, both in public and private sector universities of KP, Pakistan. As a sample, 702 male and female athletes were selected including sport officers from both type universities through propor-tionate random sampling techniques. Among 702 selected sample 573 re-spondents were respond through self-developed structured-cum closed ended Likert type questionnaire. The validity, pilot testing and reliability of the self-developed questionnaire was made accordingly. The collected data was ana-lyzed through the application categorical regression and independent sample t-test. The result of the study indicated that family has significantly influ-enced the sport participation among university’s athletes both in public and private sector universities of KP. Pakistan. It was recommended that attitude of the family members should be supportive with reference to the participa-tion of athletes in sport activities that may enhance the participation as well as the performance level among the university’s athletes.

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