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Sociocultural predictors of motor development of athletes from Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland

OA Adegbesan, CJ Mokgothu

Abstract


This study investigated the sociocultural predictors of motor skill development of athletes from Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. One hundred and fifteen {N=115} student athletes were sampled on sociocultural and motor skills
development questionnaire. Results indicated a positive relationship of the sociocultural variables on the athletes’ motor skill development, as well as a significant composite effect on the sociocultural variables on the athletes’
motor skill development. Also, significant gender differences were not {p>.05} apparent in mean rating with sociocultural variables as they influenced the athletes’ motor skill development. The social situations, family and the schools were found to significantly {p<.05} predict the athletes’ motor skill development.



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