1Department of Human Kinetics & Sports Science, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
2Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria
Gender as a determinant of coaches’ legal duties towards athletes accomplishment in Edo State
The study examined gender as a determinant of coaches’ practice of legal duties towards athletes in Edo State. The population of the study comprised of 187 coaches in Edo State. The multistage sampling technique was used to draw the 100 coaches that were selected as the sample for this study. A Situational Judgment Test (SJT) was the instrument applied. The research instrument was validated and its reliability was tested using the Alpha statistic and reliability of 0.67 was obtained as reliability coefficient. The Fisher’s exact test gave a p-value of 0.136, leading to the conclusion that there was no significant difference in coaches’ practice of legal duties towards athletes based on their gender. The null hypothesis was therefore retained. It was concluded that that men are not more likely to take reasonable care of the athletes due to their preference for coaching roles. As a result, more women should be given the opportunity to coach since gender does not determine the practice of legal duties towards athletes.
Coaches, Athletes, Practice of legal duties, Gender
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