Factors influencing the utilisation of fitness and recreation centre by students in the University of Lagos

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Ajibola, G.S.
Aladesokun, T.A.
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Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics And Health Education
Physical activity has enormous benefits on the overall health of an individual ranging from his/her physical to his"er spiritual wellbeing. This paper provides details on the benefits offitness on health. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors militating against utilisation of on-campus recreation centre within the University of Lagos. The subjects for this study were undergraduate students of the University of Lagos (N=200); using stratified random sampling method. A self developed, structured and validated questionnaire was used to elicit information from subjects. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentage while hypotheses were tested using inferential statistics of Chi-square (X2) at 0.05, level of significance. The results showed that the students' academic workload often interferes with utilising the fitness and recreation centre while the availability of gym equipment was also a contributory factor. According to the data obtained from this study, male students use recreational facilities on campus than female students. Based on the above findings it was therefore recommended that the gym in the university should be equipped with more facilities that can accommodate more students at a time. Furthermore, the recreation program done by the University should be revived.
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Ajibola, G.S. & Aladesokun, T.A. (2015). Factors Influencing the Utilisation of Fitness and Recreation Center by Students in the University of Lagos. Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education, 2 (1), 142-147.