Student participation in sporting activities

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Given that many universities spend large sum of money supplying sports facilities for student use, comparatively little is known about the factors that influence the quantity of student sporting participation. This article presents evidence which suggests that the quantity of student sports participation is negatively related to the number of hours they work, while augmenting social capital and sports literacy are found to enhance their sports participation. Universities need to target their investment in sporting facilities to meet students' demands and not simply to increase the range of sports facilities available to students.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840601019216

Affiliations: 1: School of Economics, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK,Policy Research Institute, Leeds, UK 2: School of Economics, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK

Publication date: April 1, 2009

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