The Reasons for the Reluctance of Female Students at Yarmouk University to Practice Sports Activities

Ayat I. Alshaer


This study aimed to identify the reasons for the reluctance of female students at Yarmouk University to practice sports activities. The study used descriptive analytical method, A questionnaire consisted of (20) items was designed by the researcher and distributed to a random sample of Yarmouk University students consisted of (200) students. After the analysis, the study results showed the following: The reasons for the reluctance of  Yarmouk University students to practice sports activities were high, as the highest item states that" the discouragement of my friends has an impact on my lack of participation in sports activities". And the lowest item that states "I am not satisfied and I don't feel pleasure in practicing sports activities".

There were no statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α<0.05) between the opinions of the study sample about the reasons for the reluctance of Yarmouk University students to practice sports activities according to the variables (type of college, sports participation, place of residence, academic year). Based on the results of the study, the study recommended that The need for Yarmouk University through the Faculty of Physical Education to adopt policies that increase awareness of university students of the physical, psychological and social values and principles involved in the exercise of sports activities, because the desire to practice sports activities will provide an opportunity to fill their free time.

Key words: Practice sports activities, Yarmouk University students.

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