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Journal Cover African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance
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  • Sport and development policies in selected African countries : sport
           administration
    • Abstract: Author: De Coning, Christo Keim, Marion Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 296-315 Abstract: This study provides an overview and assessment of the status and standing of sport policy, legislation and plans as well as a development perspective on specific sport and development themes in selected African countries. These include the status and standing of sport policy and legislation; strategy, planning and implementation; monitoring and evaluation arrangements. The research also addressed compliance with international protocols; linkages to national development plans; institutional arrangements; sport and gender; physical education and sport as part of school curricula; traditional sport and games; gender and disability; interfaces between sport and health; and sport and development initiatives. This research was based on a completed research study (Keim and De Coning, 2014) on African sport and development policy at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sport Sciences and Development (ICESSD), the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. The research is regarded as an important first step in establishing good baseline information on the standing of African policies on sport and development. The methods employed were to develop a baseline study on sport policy in 11 selected African countries and to use a multi-case study approach in African member states, focusing on Benin, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, by using a survey questionnaire completed by expert interviewers and researchers. The African Sports Index study found that the existence and quality of public policy and legislation concerning sport and development varied greatly amongst the countries that were studied. In some instances, sport policy contains contemporary approaches and some of the world's cutting edge approaches to sport and development, while in other instances, both policy and legislation on sport were virtually absent. It was concluded that various specific policy areas were apparent that requires further attention by researchers, policy analysts and decision-makers.
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  • Exploring sports team website consumption motives : baseline findings from
           Generation Y soccer fans : sport marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Mafini, Chengedzai Dhurup, M. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 316-328 Abstract: Most sports teams in the modern age have become professional business organisations that have their own websites. To enhance the use of such websites by fans, it is necessary to examine factors influencing the use of sports team websites. The purpose of this study was to explore motivations behind the use of sports team-websites by Generation Y sports fans in South Africa. The study used data collected from a survey involving 219 Generation Y soccer fans, who were based in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Exploratory factor analysis was used to extract the website consumption motivations. Five factors; namely, information, entertainment, interpersonal communication, escape and technical knowledge, that motivate Generation Y individuals to use sports team websites were extracted. Among these factors, technical knowledge emerged as the most important factor. The findings may be used by sports marketers to develop strategies for improving the consumption of sports team websites.
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  • Black Generation Y gender differences in Premier Soccer League spectator
           motives : sport marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Mofokeng, T.E. Bevan-Dye, A.L. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 329-343 Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are gender differences concerning Premier Soccer League (PSL) spectator motives amongst black Generation Y students in South Africa. In South Africa, the black Generation Y cohort (individuals born between 1986 and 2005) represents an important but under-researched market segment in that, in 2013, they made up 32 percent of the country's population. From a PSL marketing perspective, understanding the motives that drive game spectatorship amongst male and female black Generation Y members will offer important insights on how best to tailor marketing strategies targeted at this significantly sized segment. Those pursuing tertiary qualifications are likely to be of particular interest to marketers, including sport marketers given that a tertiary qualification is generally associated with a higher future earning potential as well as a higher social standing in a community, making graduates likely current and future role models. The study, following a descriptive research design, made use of a self-administered questionnaire designed to measure black Generation Y students' PSL spectator motives. A single cross-sectional convenience sample of 400 students across two South African public higher education institutions’ campuses situated in the Gauteng province was drawn to gather the required data. Data analysis was done using confirmatory factor analysis, descriptive statistics and an independent samples t-test. The findings suggest that there is a statistically significant difference between black Generation Y male and female students concerning five of the PSL spectator motives, namely aesthetics, knowledge, physical skills, family and entertainment.
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  • The influence of athlete endorsers' familiarity, brand-fit, field
           performance on attitude towards the advertised brand and brand loyalty : a
           Generation Y student perspective : sport marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Dhurup, M. Mafini, Chengedzai Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 344-359 Abstract: Celebrity athlete endorsement has been a topic of great interest to many organisations. Despite its growing interest and attention afforded to celebrities, studies on athlete endorsers; familiarity, brand-fit, field performance on brand loyalty from a Generation Y perspective is scarce. This study tests the relationships of athlete endorsers' familiarity with brand-fit, field performance on attitude towards the advertised brand and brand loyalty. The study was conducted using a conveniently recruited sample of 226 Generation Y individuals, who were students at a university of technology located in Southern Gauteng Province, South Africa. A confirmatory analysis was conducted to test the goodness of fit of the constructs. The structural model of the study was tested using AMOS and employing Maximum Likelihood (ML). The results of the study revealed positive and significant relationships between brand loyalty and attitude towards the advertised brand(r=0.500; p
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  • Salient uses and gratifications sought by Twitter followers of South
           African athletes : sport marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Dhurup, M. Dlodlo, N. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 360-380 Abstract: The uses and gratifications approach is a useful framework to conduct Internet research and has been revived in recent years as a way to examine motives and communication behaviour among Internet users. The purpose of this study was to integrate the domain of twitter sports consumption with the theory of uses and gratification in order to establish consumption motives within a South African context. The study is located with a post-positivist paradigm using a quantitative methodology. A structured questionnaire was administered among students of the Vaal University of Technology in the Gauteng province, South Africa. A total of 153 questionnaires were considered usable for data analysis. The factor analysis procedure resulted in the extraction of five meaningful factors, which were labelled skills acquisition, entertaining information, absence of economic constraints, passing time and accessibility. Respondents were in agreement that the entertainment information dimension was the primary motive for Twitter consumption. The findings may add value to the sports managers of different professional athletes in the country by assisting them to better understand the underlying dimensions that influence followership and thereby, increase fandom and publicity of the icons. Relatedly, sports marketers can also use the findings of this study to initiate and implement strategies for satisfying the needs of the existing and potential users of the Twitter platform. This will effectively enable athletes to retain and draw additional followership, generate long-term professional benefits and also survive in a competitive sports industry.
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  • Revisiting the salient dimensions of service quality in commercial health
           and fitness centres in South Africa : sport marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Dhurup, M. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 381-393 Abstract: The interest in attracting customers in commercial health and fitness centres is not a new phenomenon in many countries which has been largely attributed to competitiveness within the industry and the growing prevalence of obesity and health concerns among nations. Service quality has been the focus for many companies corporate and marketing strategies and high levels of services rendered are seen as a means for an organisation to achieve competitiveness and differentiation. The purpose of the study is to develop a common set of attributes, which can be incorporated in the measure of service quality at commercial health and fitness centres in South Africa. A structured questionnaire containing 36 variables relating to health and fitness service quality was administered to 223 health and fitness members in Southern Gauteng, South Africa. A 31 item scale was developed using factor analysis to measure service quality along seven dimensions, namely programming, personnel, personal accomplishment, facilities, relaxation benefits, ambience and parking. The reliability and validity of the scale was found to be acceptable. Confirmatory factor analysis was undertaken and the data fitted the model as the goodness of fit measures was found to be acceptable. The instrument may serve as a diagnostic methodology to uncover broad areas of health and fitness centre service quality, shortfall and strengths.
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  • Influence of commercialisation of university sport on sporting values : a
           case of the Varsity Rugby Cup : sport marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Hodges, S.L. Keyter, A.K. Tarr, M.D. Serra, P. Surujlal, J. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 394-407 Abstract: In recent years as the world has changed and nations have become more globalised, there has been a major impact on the commercialisation of society; this has resulted in an advancement in many industries including sport, in which there has been a change from amateurism to professionalism. This is evident in tertiary institutions with the introduction of Varsity Cup Rugby among South African universities. Through commercialisation, values of the players have shifted from traditional sporting values of participation to more commercialized sporting values such as winning at all costs, fame and fortune. The commercialisation of university sport has led to debates regarding its influence on sporting values of players. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of commercialisation of university sport on the sporting values of university rugby players. Through the use of a mixed method approach, data were collected qualitatively using semi-structured interviews and quantitatively through direct distribution questionnaire. Questionnaires were administered to coaches and players and interviews were conducted with coaches and managers of rugby as well as the Director of Sport and the commercial manager at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The current study has provided the basis for further discussion on the topic. The findings of the study suggest that the commercialisation of sport at university level does not erode traditional sporting values or significantly result in negative values. On the contrary, it creates the opportunity for career development in rugby, for earning potential through playing sport and the opportunity to experience the professional side of sport. The results propose that traditional sporting values are still evident in all levels of rugby within UJ, but due to the commercialisation of rugby, values such as money and career progression are evident but not significant enough to take the forefront completely. The results of this research can be used to further understand the reasons why players participate in Varsity Cup rugby and to provide their coaches with an understanding of whether players are intrinsically or extrinsically motivated in rugby by this form of competition.
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  • Media analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup using newspaper print : sport
           marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Serra, P. Shaw, I. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 408-419 Abstract: Major sporting mega-events such as the 2002 FIFA World Cup in North Korea, 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa have shown to act as powerful tools for promoting nation-building. Drawing upon the body of knowledge of the sociology of sport and content analysis of media studies, this study focused on the mediated messages pertaining to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in selected South African newspapers. A quantitative survey in terms of frequency of articles (text) and the scope of quantitative photographic images was undertaken. Data were collected over eight-weeks which included the build-up, tournament and post tournament of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. A total of 1118 images and 2225 articles were analysed to determine the thematic themes behind stories, from which media formulation stems and the printed media material quantifiable in terms of coverage, thematic themes presented, photos and results printed. The findings revealed predominant images and narrations of success (n=192), nationhood (n=125) and Pan-Africanism (n=114) and were mediated mainly as large main feature articles in prominent sections of newspapers. The 2010 FIFA World Cup translated into significant political, social and cultural dynamics and influential messages of temporary euphoria and nation building.
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  • An analysis of factors influencing student-athlete recruitment : a case
           study : sport marketing
    • Abstract: Author: Serra, P. Blignaut, C. Abrahams, R. Bruce, R. Surujlal, J. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 419-432 Abstract: With the professionalisation of sport in South Africa, the pressure to perform in sport amongst tertiary institutions has increased the competition to recruit the best athletes with the highest potential to perform. Tertiary education student-athlete recruitment has become a fiercely competitive market and being able to identify the factors which indirectly or directly influence a potential recruit's decision of whether or not to attend a tertiary institution is of great value to any institution. A sustainable and effective recruitment strategy is needed to ensure the recruitment of the highest calibre athletes. This study aims to determine which factors influence sport recruitment of student-athletes at tertiary level and the importance thereof. Questionnaires were distributed to potential University of Johannesburg recruits for 2013 (n=6); current UJ student-athletes (n=46); and unsuccessful 2012 recruits from various sporting codes consisting of athletics (n=4); cricket (n=1); football (n=18); hockey (n=5); netball (n=1); rowing (n=8); rugby (n=13) and other (n=2). Results were interpreted through the use of SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences). The role of academic recruitment factors for student-athletes proved to be inconsequential overall with just the quality of the course presented measuring any significance, however sporting factors such as the quality of the High performance programme, sporting facilities and sporting participation opportunities of different levels were identified as strong recruitment factors on which student-athletes based their decisions on with regards to attending an institution. Higher education sport practitioners and/or coaches working with constrained student development programming and/or recruiting budgets are better able to streamline these processes with a better understanding of student athlete choice factors. Knowing which factors to emphasise during the choice stage of choosing a university will better assist urban-serving universities during program development or recruiting.
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  • Primary factors identified in sport science students' coaching
           philosophies : sport education and community involvement
    • Abstract: Author: Van Den Berg, Liandi Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 433-447 Abstract: Youth sport coaches have a great influence on the experiences and development of children who participate in organized sport. Given this influence of coaches on children and the huge participation numbers of children in sports, coach education programmes received increasing research attention over the past 30 years. Numerous important facets of coach educational programmes have been identified, of which the first key developmental domain as indicated by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, refers to the philosophy and ethics of the coach. This important aspect needs to be incorporated into coach education programmes and the effectiveness has to be evaluated on a continuous basis. Novice coaches lack knowledge and insight in setting up effective coaching philosophies even after completion of an applicable educational course. The evaluation of factors identified within novice coaches' philosophies could give insight to the effectiveness of the coach education programme intended to teach them aspects regarding the philosophy of sport. This study was qualitative in nature and conducted with 23 students enrolled in a third-year practical coaching module who made electronic submissions of their coaching philosophies. Data analysis was done inductively using the qualitative techniques proposed by Côté, Salmela and Russell (1993) which rendered 143 meaning units, grouped together into nine categories and established as five primary factors namely: Fun, Relationships, Coaching Behaviour, Development and Values. Student coaches were able to freely articulate these primary factors of importance to pursue within their coaching environment effectively, but lacked in-depth knowledge regarding strategies of implementation of their coaching philosophy factors. Insights gained from such exploration could assist coach education programmes to effectively teach novice coaches in the development and application of their coaching philosophies.
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  • Motives and constraints influencing volunteerism amongst university sport
           students : sport education and community involvement
    • Abstract: Author: Van Den Berg, Liandi Cuskelly, G. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 448-462 Abstract: Volunteer activities are invaluable in all sectors of society and benefit not only the organizations using volunteers, but also the communities and the volunteers themselves. Students' behavioural characteristics regarding volunteerism have been closely investigated since volunteer recruitment campaigns increased through schools and universities. Research indicates that the youth volunteer trend in various countries have declined in recent times and in South Africa there is currently a dearth of information on university students' motivating and constraining factors regarding volunteerism in community based organizations. The purpose of this study was to identify motives and constraints influencing volunteerism amongst university students enrolled in a sport curriculum. A non-probability sampling design in the form of convenience sampling was used to collect data from 167 Sport Science and Sport and Recreation students at a Gauteng based university. The volunteer questionnaire developed by Auld and Cuskelly (2001) was used to gather data. The study identified intra-, inter- and structural constraining factors such as a lack of time, not knowing how to become involved, too many other commitments and too many work responsibilities as constraints for never volunteering or terminating volunteer activities at a community based organization. Conversely, motives for sport students volunteering included factors such as wanting to learn and develop new skills, wanting to help others, wanting to put something back into the community and wanting to gain experience that might help with future paid employment. This study provided a promising contribution in identifying motives and constraints influencing volunteerism among university sport students. This provides recruitment organizations with valuable information from which they can develop, administer and manage their recruitment programmes in order to attract and retain more students in volunteer related activities.
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  • A qualitative analysis of Sport Management interns' perceptions of
           rotations in internships : sport education and community involvement
    • Abstract: Author: Surujlal, J. Serra, P. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 463-479 Abstract: The sport industry, which has evolved into a multi-billion rand industry, offers an increased number of complex and varied job opportunities. University Sport Management graduates are thus likely to face greater job demands in a highly competitive work environment. Rotations in Sport Management internships have been identified as an approach to prepare students for the job market. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of Sport Management interns of rotations in internship. A qualitative case study research approach was used in the study. Eight semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with Sport Management interns who completed their internship. The results of the study indicated that the positive experiences associated with the internship outweighed the negative experiences. Participants reported many benefits of rotations in internship. Among these were their experiences of different aspects of a sport organisation, exposure to different leadership styles, opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in the workplace, social issues in the workplace and development of different competencies. The findings also identified areas in which the internship experience could be strengthened. Given the great satisfaction experienced by interns, rotations in interns appear to be an ideal replacement to the traditional implementation of internship.
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  • Youths' experience of trauma : personal transformation through
           self-leadership and self-coaching : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Jooste, Karien Maritz, Jeanette Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 91-106 Abstract: South African youth has a history of adversity and is exposed to high levels of trauma, either as victims of violence or as witnesses to these events. South Africa has a shortage of mental-health professionals and a fairly low capacity and motivation of non-specialist health workers to provide quality mental health services to youth. Evidence suggests that youth often display poor engagement in traditional primary and secondary specialist service structures. Creating a sense of responsibility and accountability may assist in providing support without creating helplessness. This may be achieved through self-leadership and self-coaching. This was a qualitative study aimed to understand how youth might use self-leadership through self-coaching to provide self-support during a traumatic event. The results indicated that youth were able to mobilise their internal resources in the form of self-leadership through self-coaching in order to deal with a traumatic experience. This, however, was a process of adaptation. They used different self-coaching strategies, namely cognitive strategies, emotional and spiritual care and social support. This culminated in a learning experience with personal transformation. Frontline health workers, such as nurses, social workers and psychologists, can serve as a network for youth and should be made aware of the value of self-leadership and self-coaching strategies that could assist youth in developing skills such as self-awareness, coping with anxiety, goal-setting, self-evaluation, and functional self-talk.
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  • The perceived impact of an interdisciplinary health promotion course on
           stakeholders at a South African University : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Waggie, Firdouza Lazarus, Sandy Mpofu, Ratie Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 107-120 Abstract: Health promotion is an important aspect of health professions programme, particularly in South Africa where the primary health care approach is the foundation of the national health system. This study examines the perceived impact of an interdisciplinary health promotion course on stakeholders in the University of the Western Cape and in the primary schools. A cross-sectional quantitative study design was used, with a self-administered structured questionnaire being distributed to university students (N=321), lecturers (N=12), school educators (N=88) and supervisors (N=6). The findings revealed that all participants felt that the interaction between the university and the schools was beneficial to all the stakeholders involved in the course, and the relationship of school and community stakeholders with the university was reported as mutually beneficial. However, despite the positive experiences, there was a view, particularly from the school educators and lecturers, that the university benefitted more from the course than did the other stakeholders, including the surrounding communities, for whom there were only short-term benefits. This study identified the strengths and weaknesses of the course, recommended that the field work component be strengthened, and that the course be located within the broader Health Promoting Schools framework. The aim of such a course should intentionally be to foster improved coordination and collaboration between the various stakeholders working in the schools, and to improve the quality of life of the learners and the broader community.
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  • Challenges in combating childhood obesity in black township schools of
           South Africa : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Tsolekile, L.P. Lerebo, W. Muzigaba, M. Puoane, T. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 121-135 Abstract: Childhood obesity in South Africa has become a public health problem. Statistics from a recent survey reported that 14% of children were overweight or obese. The purpose of this study was to determine overweight and obesity prevalence among 10 to 17 year-old learners and also describe environmental factors within schools that influence the development of the health behaviours of the learners. This was a cross-sectional study and data were collected through interviewer-administered questionnaires. In addition, observations of the school environment were carried out to identify promoters and inhibitors of physical activity and healthy eating practices. Data were analysed using SPSS (version 18.0). Observations of the school environment were interpreted from a checklist used during data collection. Dietary data were manually coded and quantified, and analysed using Foodfinder, a computer programme of the Medical Research Council South Africa. A total of 211 learners participated in the study. The number of overweight (15.4%) and obese (20%) females in the study exceeded the number of overweight (6.2%) and obese (6.2%) males. Overweight and obesity increased with age and was highest in those 13 to 15 years. When the age group, education level or the number of people living together in the household increased, the proportion of overweight and obese learners increased and this was statistically significant. This study shows that childhood obesity is becoming a problem in disadvantaged communities and highlights some of the challenges in reducing childhood obesity in poorly-resourced school settings.
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  • Emerging adult Further Education and Training (FET) college students'
           views on social and cultural factors affecting their sexual
           decision-making : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Moodley, Colleen Gail Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 136-154 Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to improve understanding of heterosexual emerging adult (18-24 year old) FET college students' perceptions of the social and cultural issues that affect their sexual decision-making (with reference to unprotected sex; sex without a condom and multiple sexual partners). There is a paucity of research in the area of FET student sexual behaviour, particularly in an era of HIV epidemic. Therefore, this study attempts to bridge this gap. This study sought to answer the following research question: To what extent do social and cultural factors influence sexual decision-making and sexual practices among FET students? Four focus-group discussions with emerging adult students aged (18-24) years, representing both male and female students on 8 campuses of a particular college, were conducted. Content analysis guided by Baptiste (2001) model was used to analyse the data. Focus-group discussions yielded various themes concerning the social and cultural issues affecting emerging adult students' sexual decision-making. These themes included influence of: culture on safe sexual practices, the role of religion in sexual practices, the influence of drugs and alcohol on sexual practices, and the impact of environmental/external social and community factors such as poverty, on sexual practices. Functionalism was used as a theoretical framework for this study. This information aims to provide a better understanding of the emerging adult phase of development and the factors affecting these individuals in their sexual decision making. The findings of this study should be considered when identifying and implementing effective and efficient support services for FET college students. Hopefully it should also assist researchers, policy makers and non-governmental organisations involved in sexual health promotion programmes, as social and cultural factors are inter-related key factors that impact on the sexual behaviour of emerging adult FET students.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • South African Generation Y students' motives for engaging in physical
           activity : physical activity and health
    • Abstract: Author: Meyer, N. Bevan-Dye, A.L. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 155-168 Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine Generation Y students' level of physical activity and the motivation for participating in physical activity. Despite there being a great deal of published literature that provides evidence of the benefits of engaging in physical activity and its influence on reducing certain dreaded illnesses, physical activity amongst the Generation Y cohort (individuals born between 1986 and 2005) is declining worldwide. In South Africa, the Generation Y cohort constituted 38 percent of the country's population in 2013. Given the significant size of this cohort, their physical and mental wellbeing has important economic implications, not only for the country's health care system but also its current and future labour market. Given that participation in physical activity has proven health benefits, it is imperative that members of the significantly sized South Africa's Generation Y cohort be encouraged to engage in physical activity. However, designing social marketing campaigns to arouse members of this cohort's motives to engage in physical activity necessitates first understanding their motivation to participate in physical activity. The study, using a questionnaire designed to measure Generation Y students' motives for participating in physical activity, was carried out on a convenience sample of 450 students across three South African public higher education institutions' campuses located in the Gauteng province. Data analysis was conducted using one-tailed one-sample t-tests and Pearson's product-moment correlation analysis. The findings suggest that Generation Y students engage in light, moderate and vigorous levels of exercise and are highly motivated to engage in physical exercise.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • Perceived benefits and barriers to physical exercise : a comparative
           analysis of first year and senior students at a South African University :
           physical activity and health
    • Abstract: Author: Muzindutsi, P.F. Nishimwe-Niyimbanira, R. Sekhampu, T.J. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 169-181 Abstract: The purpose of this research was to determine the perception of university undergraduate students regarding the benefits and barriers to physical exercise. A self-administered survey questionnaire was used to collect data from 480 students at North-West University, Vaal campus in Gauteng province, South Africa. Data analysis involved the use of descriptive statistics and mean comparison with independent t-tests. Physical performance and psychological outlook were perceived as the greatest among the benefits of physical exercise, whereas physical exertion and lack of facilities were perceived as the strongest among the barriers to physical exercise. Overall, undergraduate students perceived participating in exercising to have more benefits than adverse effects and there was no significant difference between first year and senior students. The results of the study point to associated challenges relating to physical exercise among students in South Africa.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • Participation in sport and recreation in a poor community : perceived
           constraints and opportunities : physical activity and health
    • Abstract: Author: Meyer, D.F. Surujlal, J. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 182-195 Abstract: Participation in physical activity and sport has many health benefits and contributes to well-being of individuals. In a broader context it could even bring communities together and improve social cohesion, especially in rural areas. This article focuses on constraints and opportunities associated with participation in sport and recreation in a rural setting. An empirical and quantitative research approach was used to collect primary data through a household survey in the Sicelo township, Gauteng province, South Africa during January 2014. A total of 400 households were included in the survey. Descriptive statistics were used to report on the data. Pearson's Chi-square test was applied in order to determine the existence of significant differences between the formal and informal areas in the study area in terms of their orientation towards the use of parks and sports facilities. Results indicated that the Sicelo area is poor with a low average income per family of R 2 483 per month. A total of 56 percent of households are living below the estimated poverty line. Respondents indicated that participation in sports and recreation activities were not high on their priority list. Limited community facilities exist in the area, which leads to long travel distances to sports and recreation facilities. Poor communities are generally excluded from the opportunity to participate in sports and recreation activities. It was concluded that participation of local poor communities is dependent on availability, maintenance, close proximity and safety at such facilities. Recommendations were made based on the results of the study.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • Physical activity among urban community dwellers with diabetes mellitus :
           an exploration of experiences
    • Abstract: Author: Phillips, J.S. Steyl, T. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 218-227 Abstract: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in South Africa has increased drastically over the last two decades and ranks third in terms of mortality and morbidity for the general population. Urbanisation plays an important role in the emergence and high prevalence rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus and is associated with more availability of food, eating of unhealthy fast foods and a less physically active lifestyle. Physical activity has gained much attention for its role in preventing premature disease and disability and has become widely recognised as a key health behaviour, associated with reduced morbidity and mortality of chronic diseases of lifestyle such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes, diabetic complications, improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. This study explored urban community dwellers with diabetes mellitus experiences and or challenges with regards to the inclusion of physical activity in their management of their disease. Focus group discussions were conducted with 26 individuals with diabetes mellitus from 6 randomly selected community health care centres in the Cape Metropolitan Region, Western Cape. The discussions yielded five (5) main themes: safety/fear; lack of time/conflicting responsibilities; co-morbidities; lack of motivation/enjoyment and involvement of others. It is clear that individuals with diabetes mellitus in urban communities experience several environmental and social facilitators and/or barriers to incorporating physical activity in their daily routines. Therefore when designing or promoting physical activity interventions for individuals with diabetes mellitus in urban communities it is important to create safe and supportive environments to enhance participation.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • A systematic review of the relationship between parenting styles and
           children's physical activity
    • Abstract: Author: Davids, Eugene Lee Roman, Nicolette Vanessa Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 228-246 Abstract: Physical activity is an important component of childhood that promotes health and well-being. Parents could play a pivotal role in children's involvement in physical activity by means of their parenting style. The role of parenting styles in children's physical activity is unclear. The aim of this systematic review was to establish the role of parenting styles in children's physical activity. A search was conducted during the month of February 2013 using databases and journals such as Science Direct, Ebscohost (PsyArticles, Medline, Academic Search Complete, SportDiscus and Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine Source), BioMed Central, PubMed, Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) and SAGE Journals for the periods from 2002 to 2012. Two reviewers independently evaluated the methodological quality of the studies reviewed. Eleven articles met the criteria for the inclusion in the review. These studies included six cross-sectional studies, three cohort studies and two that used both cross-sectional and cohort studies. Five of the studies were conducted in USA, two in Iran and one each respectively in Australia, Pacific Island, North East England and Northern Taiwan. The age groups of the participants ranged from birth to adolescence. Four of the studies looked at the parent-child dyad when collecting the required data. This review found that parenting styles were related to the promotion of physical activity. Specifically, the results suggest that the majority of studies found a positive relationship between authoritative parenting styles and physical activity. This study provides a good perspective for better understanding the role of parental relations in the context of postmodern sedentary society.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: i Abstract: The World Health Organisation (WHO) classified the lack of participation in physical activity and sport as a major contributor to the poor health of individuals globally. The lack of participation in physical activity and sport not only affects the health of children at a young age but such sedentary behaviour is also likely to continue into adulthood. Such a lifestyle has debilitating effects such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and respiratory ailments. It has negative implications for the health of individuals, families, society, the health system and ultimately the economy of our country. This behaviour, according to the WHO, has serious health cost implications for individuals as well as negative economic consequences for society.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • A critical analysis of government spending on sport : mass participation
           and school allocation : sport administration
    • Abstract: Author: Swart, J.J. Swanepoel, M.J. Surujlal, J. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 251-265 Abstract: The government plays an important role in promoting and financing sport. The government therefore needs to budget for the activities it finances. The purpose of the study was to critically analyse government spending on sport with specific focus on mass participation and school sport allocation. A qualitative research approach using document analysis was used for the study. Document analysis entails a systematic procedure for reviewing or evaluating documents - both printed and electronic (computer-based and Internet-transmitted) material. The documents which were content analysed in this study were the Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) Strategic Plan, Annual performance plans and Annual reports. The results of the analysis revealed that the administration costs in promoting sport are far too high. As a result inadequate funding is available for mass participation and school sport to develop sport at grassroots level. The surprisingly low allocation for school sport and mass participation is difficult to understand. In a broader context, the lack of investment in school sport decreases South Africa's potential to produce high quality talented athletes. This may ultimately impact on South Africa's performance in mega sport events.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • The influence of organisational justice (fairness) and work overload on
           turn over intensions of sports and recreation officials in Gauteng
           Province, South Africa : sport administration
    • Abstract: Author: Dhurup, M. Isabirye, A.K. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 266-281 Abstract: During the past two decades, research on organisational justice has grown, primarily because of employees' concerns of work fairness in organisations. The study examines the relationship between two elements of organisational justice (procedural and distributive justice) and work overload on turnover intentions. The sample comprised sport coaching officials employed in various sport and recreation organisations in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire (n=177). The work overload, procedural and distributive justice instruments were adapted from previous research studies which were based in five-point Likert scales. Descriptive, correlations and regression analysis were used to analyse the data and examine the relationship among the constructs. In addition, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to establish the goodness-of-fit of the various constructs. Whilst the mean ranking shows that work overload seems high, it did not impact on sport coaching officials' intention to leave their organisations. Further, only procedural justice seems to impact on sport coaching officials' intention to leave their organisation. These results are not surprising as past research results demonstrate that procedural justice often is more predictive of variety of work attitudes including turnover outcomes. From a practical viewpoint, the findings suggest that organisations responsible for managing sport coaching officials need to seriously consider distributive aspects of justice seriously if they want to retain their employees. It is recommended that in order to improve distributive justice, sport organisations should be fair in the application of rules in organisations and in the distribution of work, rewards and promotion.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • The relationship between job satisfaction, intention to stay, and
           organisational citizenship behaviour among employees in a provincial sport
           and recreation government department : sport administration
    • Abstract: Author: Radebe, P.Q. Dhurup, M. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 282-295 Abstract: The objective of the study was to establish the relationship between job satisfaction, intention to stay, and organisational citizenship behaviour among employees in the provincial sport and recreation government department. To achieve the objective a quantitative research design using a survey was conducted. Using a field worker 150 structured questionnaires were distributed to employees in a provincial sport and recreation government department. The questionnaire intended to glean data on biographical information of employees and opinions on their level of job satisfaction, intention to stay and organisational citizenship behaviour. To analyse data descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and regression analysis were performed. The results for correlation analysis indicate positive correlations between job satisfaction and intention to stay; a positive relationship exists between job satisfaction and organisational citizenship behaviour; a positive correlation was also found between intention to stay and organisational citizenship behaviour. In respect of regression analysis, job satisfaction was found to be a predictor of intention to stay and organisational citizenship behaviour and intention to stay was confirmed to be a strong predictor of organisational citizenship behaviour. Sport and recreational government departments should ensure that their employees are satisfied with their jobs in all aspects as it impacts on their intention to stay and organisational citizenship behaviours.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:56Z
       
  • Happiness, job enjoyment and organisational commitment of school sport
           facilitators : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Dhurup, M. Mahomed, F.E. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 30-43 Abstract: Whilst the science of happiness and job enjoyment has received considerable amount of attention in the last decade and considered as an emerging topic in positive psychology, the potential outcomes of happiness and job enjoyment on organisational commitment is underscored among educators in public schools. The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between happiness and job enjoyment on organisational commitment of sport facilitators, of educators in public schools. The study is located within a quantitative paradigm, using a survey design through a structured questionnaire (n=166). The correlation analysis showed moderate to strong correlations among the general happiness, job enjoyment and organisational commitment. The regression analysis further illuminates a strong positive relationship between job enjoyment and organisational commitment. Educators who have the necessary expertise to mentor and coach various codes of sport in public schools should be given adequate support and encouragement and reasonable teaching workloads to continue with their duties. Unless the new generation of educators are recruited and retained by the profession, the sport education workforce reduce drastically over the next decade and this will see a further decline of public schools engagement in sport and physical activity participation. This may further reduce the pool of the current cohort of educators to assist athletes to feed into the amateur sport in this region and perhaps in professional sport.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:55Z
       
  • Stressors and coping mechanisms : gender and age variations among
           university student-athletes : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Dhurup, M. Dubihlela, D. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 16-29 Abstract: University students-athletic life can be demanding, often fuelled by different types of stressors such as the pressure to succeed academically and the uncertainty of the future in terms of employment and difficulties envisaged during the integration into a university environment. The study explores various types of stressors and coping styles used by student-athletes at a university of technology. In addition, gender and age differences in relation to stress and coping mechanisms were analysed. The study entails a cross-section survey of 206 university student-athletes. Descriptive, non-parametric tests and split samples were used to rank the most common types of stressors and coping strategies. Responses on the various types of stresses and coping strategies varied in the sample. More specifically the study showed high prevalence of stress among university students-athletes. Significant differences were revealed regarding perceived stress and gender where male student-athletes seem to experience more stress compared to their female counterparts. However, no statistically significant differences were found between coping strategies and gender and age categories. These results have implications which call for the design of stress management workshops that concentrate on adaptive emotion-focused strategies of student-athletes.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:55Z
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: i Abstract: The World Health Organisation (WHO) classified the lack of participation in physical activity and sport as a major contributor to the poor health of individuals globally. The lack of participation in physical activity and sport not only affects the health of children at a young age but such sedentary behaviour is also likely to continue into adulthood. Such a lifestyle has debilitating effects such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and respiratory ailments. It has negative implications for the health of individuals, families, society, the health system and ultimately the economy of our country. This behaviour, according to the WHO, has serious health cost implications for individuals as well as negative economic consequences for society.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:55Z
       
  • Youth development through sport and its effects on life satisfaction : a
           strength based approach : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Dhurup, M. Niyimbanira, F. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 1-15 Abstract: The promotion of youth development in sport has become a central tenet because of its potential to build character in terms of physical, mental and moral health. The elements of youth development are the foundations in modern society, forming an integral component of their development which edifies them to lead active and healthy lives. The study examines the variables of positive youth development through sport participation and its effects on life satisfaction. The study is located within a post-positive paradigm as opposed to a 'deficit-reduction' approach by paying attention to building strengths rather than addressing an individual deficiencies or shortcomings through negative outcomes. A quantitative survey design was used which involved 270 learners in public secondary schools in the southern Gauteng region of the province of Gauteng. The results showed that the majority of youth development variables were correlated significantly with life satisfaction. The regression analysis also indicated strong positive predictive relationship with youth development outcomes and life satisfaction. It is recommended that sustainable programmes be put in place for positive youth development through a partnership model. Surrounding youth with an array of well-designed sport activities may assist to create an enabling environment that could lead to healthy and satisfying lives.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:55Z
       
  • Concept mapping : stakeholders' perceptions of what should be included in
           interventions programmes aimed at reducing engagement in health risk
           behaviour amongst youth : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Pharaoh, H. Frantz, J.M. Smith, M. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 44-58 Abstract: Engagement in health risk behaviours (HRBs) amongst young people is increasing despite numerous programmes to address such behaviours. The active engagement of multiple stakeholder groups, including youth, in articulating the content of youth development programmes, is thought to significantly increase buy-in, participation and success of intervention programmes. This article reports on a modified concept mapping study that used seven interviews with five teachers and two community leaders, as well as three focus groups with 32 learners with three stakeholder groups (youth, youth community programme leaders, and teachers). The stakeholders were asked to identify the content that they believe should be included in youth development programmes in order to succeed in reducing, delaying or preventing engagement in HRBs in the South African context. The findings of a thematic content analysis indicated that programmes aimed at effectively combating HRBs amongst youth should include content on four major aspects or themes: 1) HRBs that the learners engage in; 2) perceived reasons why youth engage in HRBs; 3) places of exposure to health risk behaviour; and 4) specific content or focuses. A concept map with four subsidiary quadrants was distilled and illustrated in a visual-special network representative of concepts and relations between the concepts that create propositions of stakeholders' perceptions of what should be included in the content of proposed programmes.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:55Z
       
  • Educator and learners' experiences of a high school health education
           programme : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Sauls, Berenice L. Frantz, Jose M. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 59-68 Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore educators and learners' experiences, concerns and suggestions for improvement of a health education programme presented at school. The significance of this study is to provide suggestions for improvement of the health education programme when implemented through the education system. As health professionals, health education and health promotion activities are fundamental requirements for management of health condition. Many health education programmes are implemented but are rarely assessed to allow for future improvement. A qualitative design method was employed in which focus group discussions and interviews were used to collect data. The population consisted of all grade 10 learners and educator who participated in a health education programme from one high school in the Municipality of Hantam; only learners who volunteered to attend the focus group discussion were included. Analysis of the data was done using thematic analysis. The data was grouped into themes and categories by two separate reviewers. The emerging themes were facilitating factors and hindering factors for effective implementation of the health education programme. Within facilitating factors theme, were the categories of empowerment, freedom of choice and social responsibility. The hindering factors had the following categories: logistics, methods of knowledge sharing and quality of intervention implementation. Several suggestions were made possible for improvement of future implementation of a health education programme at schools such as alignment to school curriculum, timing for intervention, and constant observation of an intervention to ensure correct delivery of health education programmes.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:55Z
       
  • Development of a Life Orientation health education programme for high
           school learners : health and quality of life
    • Abstract: Author: Jacobs, H. Frantz, J.M. Vol 20 Publication: 2014 Page: 69-78 Abstract: This cross-sectional descriptive study aimed to develop a health education programme that could serve as a teaching aid for high school Life Orientation educators. A sequential approach was used to collect data that would inform the health education programme. The study population comprised high school Life Orientation teachers, as well as subject advisors who were considered experts in the field of Life Orientation. A total of 31 educators participated in the initial quantitative survey and this was followed by semi-structured interviews with five (5) experts in the area of Life Orienation. The content of the health education programme was based on the information obtained from semi-structured interviews. This study identified barriers to the teaching of Life Orientation, which included large classroom numbers, a lack of interest in the subject, and educators who were inadequately trained to teach the subject. The value of Life Orientation as a subject and the importance of a continually evolving education system with the aim of improving education for all learners, was identified. The health education programme designed based on the results of the study can function as an adjunct for Life Orientation teachers, to enhance the implementation of the subject by guiding educators in terms of the knowledge that should be transferred to learners. Educators are also provided with methods of transmitting knowledge to learners.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01T07:13:55Z
       
 
 
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