Psychosocial ingibitors as predictors of non-participation in recreational sports activities among students of lead city University, Ibadan
Participation in recreational sports activities is characterized by constraints - spatial, physical and a broad range of other barriers that have yet to be systematically considered. This study concentrated on the perceived psychosocial inhibitors as predictors of non-participation in recreational sports activities among lead city university (LCU) students, Ibadan. The study was anchored on the theory of constraints. Descriptive design of correlational type was adopted for the study. Accidental sampling technique was used to select the sample. One hundred and sixty-three LCU students participated in the study. Perceived psychosocial inhibitors to participation in recreational sports questionnaire with two sub-scales; perceived psychological inhibitors (PPI, r=83) and perceived social inhibitors (PSI, r=87) was used for data collection. Data were analysed using Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Multiple regression at 0.05 alpha level. Manifold correlations existed between the variables of the study. Results showed positive significant relationships between Non-Participation and Confidence (r=.618**, p(.000)<.01), Skill (r=.513**, p(.000)<.01), Stress (r=.589**, p(.000)<.01), Lack Emotional Attachment (r=.567*, p(.000)<.01) and Security (r=.371**, p(.000)<.01).Results also indicated positive significant relationships between Non-Participation and Convenience (r=.448**, p(.000)<.01), Time (r=.450**, p(.000)<.01), Social Relationship (r=.232**, p(.003)<.01), Cost (r=.260**, p(.001)<.01) and Distance (r=.640**, p(.000)<.01).Consideration of the students’ psychosocial interests to make them effective participants in recreational sports activities was therefore recommended.
Keywords: Psychosocial inhibitors, recreational sports activities, non-participation