Influence of Active Sports Participation in Jevenile Delinquent Behaviour Modification of Secondary School Students in Lagos State
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Contemporary Issues in Sports Science Management and Health Promotion
Objective: The study was carried out to determine the influence of active sports participation on Juvenile Delinquent Behaviour Modification in Secondary School Students in Lagos State. Methods: Descriptive survey design was used. Four research hypotheses were formulated and tested in the study. A sample size of 6000 respondents were selected and used for the study through a simple random sampling technique. The instrument used for the study was a self-developed and validated questionnaire with reliability coefficient of 0.79. the descriptive research method was used for the study. The inferential statistics of Chi-Square (X2) was used to test all hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. Results: The research findings of the study revealed that sports participation experience, type of sports played, coaching style adopted, in the training of the students and sports environments in which students train and compete influence juvenile delinquent behaviour modification of secondary school students. Conclusion: The study recommended that students should be encouraged to actively participate in intramural, extramural and interscholastic sports’ programme to shape their behaviour and modify juvenile delinquent tendencies. Sports events and programmes should be organised in a well monitored setting, conducive enough to reduce juvenile delinquent tendencies.
Coaching style , Juvenile delinquent behaviours , Sports environment , Sports participation , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Ogunsemore, M.A. (2018). Influence of Active Sports Participation in Jevenile Delinquent Behaviour Modification of Secondary School Students in Lagos State. Contemporary Issues in Sports Science Management and Health Promotion. 131-141