AFRREV IJAH: An International Journal of Arts and Humanities

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Benefits derived from recreation and sport leisure that motivate participation

Emeka Anaza


Using the constraints-effects mitigation model, this study explored the benefits of recreation and sport leisure activities that motivate women’s participation. While there are numerous studies that have investigated factors that motivate women’s leisure participation and leisure constraints in Europe and the United States, there are less empirical studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. A lack of comparable studies limits our understanding of leisure participation in Africa, but more importantly mandates further investigations within an African context. Applying a phenomenological qualitative approach, nineteen women were studied. The findings showed that Nigerian women are motivated to participate in recreation and sport leisure activities by health-related and social interaction benefits.

Keywords: Recreation, Sport, Leisure, Activities, Women, Nigeria

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