Sociological Variables Influencing the Nigeria Premier League

  • OC Ogu
  • TE Boye


The study investigated sociological variable influencing the Nigeria premier League. Three research questions and three hypotheses were raised. The area of the study was Nigeria. The population for the study was 1,118 which comprised of sports administrators, coaches and players in the Nigeria Premier League. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The proportional stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting 559 respondents for the study. The questionnaire consisted of 17 items which were validated and subjected to reliability test. The reliability coefficient of 0.91 was obtained. Mean and standard deviation were used in answering the research questions while one way analysis of variance was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that sports administrators, coaches and players' mean perception was above criterion mean of 2.50. It implied that corrupt practices, lack of quality coaches/coaching and fans/spectators attitude were perceived as sociological variables influencing the Nigeria Premier League negatively. The three hypotheses of no significant difference were rejected. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations which focused on how to solve these negative sociological variables influencing the Nigeria Premier League in order to attract more followership were advanced.

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print ISSN: 2006-5442