Rasheed Mutairu Akande
This study examined management variables as factors for grassroots sports development among public secondary schools students in Oyo Federal Constituency, Oyo state, Nigeria. Multistage(Purposive, stratified, quota, proportional and simple random) sampling techniques were used in selecting 1600 participants from public secondary schools in Oyo Federal Constituency of Oyo state. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study while a validated self developed questionnaire with reliability Co-efficient value through Cronbach’s alpha was used to collect data for the study. They were Management Facilities Variable Scale (MFVS), Management Equipment Variable Scale (MEVS), Management Personnel Variable Scale (MPVS) and Grassroots Sports Development Scale (GSDS) with the following reliability values 0.81, 0.79, 0.70 and 0.73 respectively. The demographic data of the respondents were analyzed with frequency counts and simple percentages while inferential statistics of multiple regression was used to test the hypotheses. The two null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance were rejected which showed that facilities, equipment and personnel as management variables were relatively and compositely significant to be factors for grassroots sports development among public secondary schools students in Oyo Federal Constituency, Oyo state, Nigeria. It was however, recommended that facilities, equipment and personnel should be provided in the schools for regular sports practices among the students. Also, School authority should rehabilitate and repair existing sports facilities and equipment respectively for students in order to encourage and permit them to use their leisure time for sports.
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