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- ItemOpen AccessSelf-reported measurement of physical activity patterns of selected occupations in Lagos, Nigeria.(Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education, 2020) Otinwa, G. O.; Aoko, O. A.; Ajiborisade, E. V.; Ademola, V. D.Researches have shown that physical inactivity is a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases and the fourth leading cause of early death globally. The study evaluated the physical activity patterns of selected occupations at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Lagos, Nigeria. The participants for the study comprised secretaries, cab drivers, and shop owners within the tertiary institution. Informed consent forms were completed and returned by the participants. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF) was used to assess the physical activity status of the participants. The Metabolic Equivalent of tasks (MET) of the respondents were graded from low to high based on their MET values. The sample is a total of one hundred and three (103) male and female participants selected through a convenient random sampling technique. Forty (40) were cab drivers, while 30 were shop owners and 33 secretaries. Data collected were analysed using the descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation with graphical illustrations while hypotheses were tested using the inferential statistics of independent sample t-test at a 0.05 level of significance. Findings indicated that majority of the respondents have a low level of physical activity, although female participants (168.86 MET) had a slightly higher MET value than male participants (150.43). On average, participants rated low in physical activity. Although secretaries (190.7 MET) had a somewhat larger mean MET than shop owners (151.09 MET). The study recommends the promotion of physical activities among various occupations and encourages them to acquire at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activities per week as recommended by the World Health Organization and to improve their cardiorespiratory fitness.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Effects of Interactive Video Games (Exergame) Adherence on Physiological and Physical Parameters among Adolescents(2022 NUGA Scientific Journal, 2022) Otinwa, G. O.; Esan, J. A.; Amuzie, D. U.This study examined the effects of interactive video games (exergame) adherence on physiological and physical parameters among adolescents in Lagos State. The pretest posttest experimental control group research design was used for the study. The population comprise 35,365 senior secondary school students in Education district IV of Lagos state. A total of sixty (60) students were selected from the three zones in Education district IV using the multi-stage sampling technique. The three zones in Education district IV are Apapa (6 senior secondary schools), Surulere (10 senior secondary schools) and Mainland (29 senior secondary schools). The following physiological and physical parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate, Body Mass Index (BMI), percent body fat and muscle mass were measured. Data was analyzed with the descriptive statistics of frequency counts, mean, standard deviation and the inferential statistics of Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study indicated that there were significant differences in the pretest and posttest values of participants’ heart rate, diastolic and systolic blood pressure, percent body fat and muscle mass. It is recommended that adolescents should adhere to the recommendation of physical exercise in order to get the desired benefits of it, thereby improving their quality of life.
- ItemOpen AccessCross Sectional Analysis of Health Status and Well-being of Children in Nigeria-Linx Project(2022 NUGA Scientific Journal, 2022) Otinwa, G. O.; Ogunsemore, M. A.; Ajibola, G. S.; Jaiyesimi, B.; Fasoranti, A. J.; Bamitale, T.; Owolabi, H.; Owolewa, M.; Ajiborisade, E. V.The purpose of this study was to comparatively investigate the health status and wellbeing of children in urban and rural areas in Nigeria based on their activeness in physical activities and nutritional status. Healthy lifestyle and engagement in physical activities are regarded as essential aspect of children growth irrespective of their abode. Crosssectional research design was adopted for the study. Children aged 7 – 12 years old from urban and rural areas in Nigeria formed the population for this study. A sample size of 222 children participated in this study. The variables tested were height, weight, hand grip strength, and body mass index. Six hypotheses were formulated and tested using percentage counts and t-test to compare results. The findings of the study revealed that there is no significant difference in the BMI of male and female participant and there is a significant difference in the BMI of rural and urban participants. The study further found that there is a significant difference in the right handgrip strength of male and female participants and rural and urban participants. The study also revealed that there is a significant difference in the left handgrip strength of male and female participants. Lastly it was revealed that there is a significant difference in the left-hand grip strength of the urban and rural participants. It was recommended that parents should encourage their children to be physically active and monitor adequate diet for children in the urban areas and prevent them from taking junks food that can lead to obesity. Parents in rural area should also be educated on recommended diet to prevent children from being undernourished.
- ItemOpen AccessKNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF SPORTS MANAGERS IN NIGERIA TOWARDS SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY TOOLS USAGE(NIGERIA SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MANAGEMENT, 2020) Bamitale, T. D.; Jaiyesimi, B. G.; Ajibola, G.S.ICT in sports, especially in the 21st century cannot be overemphasised. if it were not for ICTs usage by sports managers in the sports industry, there would not have been instant replays, the headset for coaches, wireless microphones for referees, goal line technology etc. However, in Nigeria some of these specific ICT tools have not been constantlt used or used at all.
- ItemOpen AccessImpact of Management Strategies on Sports Facility Sustainability and Effectiveness of Operations in Higher Institutions(CEPRES International University, Liberia, 2020) Ogunsemore, M. A.; Ajibola, G. S.Successful semi-professional athletes in higher institutions in Nigeria have risen to prominence as a result of their involvement in collegiate sports, but in recent times this situation is no longer visible due to the low impact of management strategies on sports facility complex sustainability and effectiveness of operations in these higher institutions. The research focused on management strategies and its impact on facility sustenance and effectiveness of operations in higher institutions in Lagos State. The variables studied were booking and scheduling, financial management strategies, housekeeping and maintenance strategies, concession and novelties. Four hypotheses were tested in the study. The population of the study comprised Directors of Sports, Deputy Directors of Sports, Coaches, Clerical officers, Security personnel, Student-athletes, and other Stakeholders. A sample of four hundred and eight five respondents (485) were selected for the study through the stratified random sampling technique. The descriptive survey research method was adopted for the study. A self-developed research questionnaire designed and validated by experts in sports management was used to collect data from the respondents. Responses from the questionnaire were subjected to the descriptive statistics of bar chart while the four research hypotheses were tested using the inferential statistics of multiple regression at 0.05 alpha level. The findings from the study showed that booking and scheduling recorded F-Value (8.842; P<0.05), financial management strategy F-Value (5.88; P<0.05), housekeeping and maintenance strategies F-Value (7.91; P<0.05), concession and novelties F-Value (4.12; P<0.05) were all significant. The study concluded that booking and scheduling, financial management strategy, housekeeping, adequate maintenance, Concessioning and adequate food provision should be given priority in the sustenance of sports facilities and the effectiveness of its operations in higher institutions. The study recommended that sports administrators should adopt modern trends in sports complex management, so as to ensure that funds generated provide sufficient revenue that will be utilised for effective and efficient functioning of sports facilities in higher institutions of learning.