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Sports by Choice or by Socio-Economic Status

Author Affiliations

  • 1Ch Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Haryana, India
  • 2MD University, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 1-11, March,23 (2016)

Abstract

Socio-economic status (SES) a model construct widely studied by researchers of all hues for categorization of families in various divisions. Though SES has been numerously correlated with other variables but correlating it with sportspersons is a unique endeavor, where the present study has been undertaken to verify the proposition that SES significantly influences the decision of the young prospective entrantsí vis-ŗ-vis type of sports they choose. A total 231 sportspersons [189 males and 49 females] belonging to 14 different sports disciplines were selected from the stadium and other sports academies spread across the Bhiwani district of state of Haryana. A performa (containing 13 items) especially so designed, based on the previous available intellectual material, was used to collect the data. The onsite data collection was bonus for the investigators in terms of live interaction with bodily strength of young India. The data analysis revealed interesting insight favouring the proposition. However, it is pertinent to mention here that the result of the study is required to be tested across the country with larger samples drawn from the population of interest prior to generalization and ascertaining itsí validity and reliability. Constructive suggestions and criticism will be highly appreciated and in fact solicited.

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