IJInn 2017 Volume 7 Issue 1

International Journal of Innovation (IJInn) ISSN:0975 – 9808

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A Study on Opinion of Girl Students of Kashmir Valley towards Participation in Sports. Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Nusrat, Samira Khan, Sidrat Ul Muntaha Anees, Tahira Sidiq, Intizar Ahmad, Rumysa Rafiq. IJINN (2017), 7(1):1-7




A Study on Opinion of Girl Students of Kashmir Valley towards Participation in Sports

Authors & Affiliation:

Bilal Ahmad Bhat1, Nusrat2, Samira Khan3, Sidrat Ul Muntaha Anees4, Tahira Sidiq5, Intizar Ahmad6 and Rumysa Rafiq7

1 Division of Social Science, Faculty of Fisheries, Rangil Ganderbal, SKUAST-Kashmir, J&K bhat_bilal@rediffmail.com

2 Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, J&K. nusratjanku@rediffmail.com

3 University of Dammam, Dept. of Business Administration, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. somu.mubi@gmail.com

4 Government College for Women, M.A.Road Srinagar, 190001, J&K. s.anees13@gmail.com

5 Institute of Home Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, J&K. tahirasidiq86@gmail.com

6 S.H.Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, J&K. intizarahmd@rediffmail.com

7 Department of Sociology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, J&K. rumysa90@rediffmail.com


The purpose of this study was to know about the participation of girl students in sports and the different constraints preventing them from involvement in the sports. Considerable amount of literature is available about girl students participation in sport leisure but very limited literature is available about the girl students of Kashmir valley involvement in sports. In this context to know the opinion of girl students towards sports a well-designed questionnaire on three point likert scale was utilized for collection of data from 200 respondents selected through stratified random sampling technique. Kashmiri girls do not think of taking sports as a carrier. The general perception of the students is that participation in games enhances the physical and mental abilities of the participants. The results of the study indicated that girl students like sports and wants to participate in sports for overall development but their culture, ethnicity, physical and spiritual challenges, parents, family members, society and political disturbance in Kashmir valley discourage them to participate in sports. This study also confirms that younger generation is not interested in traditional games of Kashmir but interested only only in the games covered by electronic media and sports activities. The results obtained in this study are in agreement with the study conducted by [1].

Keywords: Students, Sports participation, Opinion, Traditional games, Kashmir