Research Papers/Topics in Physical and Health Education

Availability, Adequacy and Utilization of Physical Education Teaching Resources in Public Secondary Schools in Enugu State

Abstract The study was designed to ascertain the availability, adequacy and utilization of physical education teaching resources in public secondary schools in Enugu State. Specifically the study determined to find out the available physical education teaching resources – facilities, equipment and supplies in secondary schools in Enugu State, the adequacy of the available resources and the utilization of such resources. The descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The pop...

Teaching and Learning Needs for Family Use and HIV Education Curriculum Implementation of Secondary

Tile Page i Approval Page ii Certification iii Dedication iv Acknowledgements v Table of contents vi List of Tables ix List of Acronyms xi Appendices xii Abstract xiii CHAPTER ONE: Introduction Background to the Study 1 Statement of the Problem 8 Purpose of the Study 9 Research Questions 9 Hypotheses 10 Significance of the Study 10 Scope of the Study 11 CHAPTER TWO: Review of Related Literature Conceptual Framework 13 Family Life and HIV education 13 Teaching 14 Learning 15 Teaching and Learn...

Psycho-physical Dimensions Of Coaching Female Athletes In Teacher Training Colleges In Central Region Of Kenya

Female athletes have a unique way of responding to coaching behaviour. In addition, there are physical and psychological factors that influence the coaching of female athletes. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to assess the psycho- physical dimensions of coaching female athletes in teacher training colleges in central region of Kenya. The study assessed the extent to which the concern for body shape, the coach athlete relationship and coach leadership behaviour influences coaching of...

The Traditional Games Of The Akamba Of Kenya

ABSTRACT Traditional games have been recognized as a significant part of nations‟ cultural heritage. Today, in circumstances of global integration, people‟s future mostly depends on preservation of their cultural variety. Most of the traditional games and sports, expressions of indigenous cultures and ways of life contributing to the common identity of humanity are under the threat of waning. Additionally, those that are surviving are threatened by imminent disappearance and extinction u...

Incentive Rating Among Selected Kenyan Male Athletes

ABSTRACT Not much is known about incentives value rating in team and individual sports and how they affect sports performance in Kenya. In the presence of wide spread reinforcement initiatives, there is need to effectively scrutinize incentive value rating in the diverse Kenyan sporting populations. The purpose of this study was to analyze the differences in responses among Kenyan male athletes in team, individual and combat sports on the selected incentives and their value. The major hypothe...

Physical And Psycho-Social Benefits Of Parental Involvement In Organized Physical Activities For Children With Intellectual Disabilities In Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Physical activity (PA) is critical in motor skills development among children with intellectual disability (ID) but inadequate knowledge on the gains of parental involvement (PI) underscores the process. The purpose of the study was to establish the physical and psycho-social benefits of involving parents in an organized PA programme for children with ID of age 4-6 years. Quasi experimental non–equivalent control group research design was adopted for the study. The study targeted c...

Motivation For Competitive Soccer Among Players In Public Secondary Schools In Nairobi City And Kakamega Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to find out if soccer players in public secondary schools in Nairobi City and Kakamega Counties are motivated for competitive soccer by the desire for success, personal fulfillment, social interaction and/or personal image. The study adopted cross sectional analytical research design. The target population included schools that participated in the 2015 season of the secondary school games at zonal level in both Nairobi City and Kakamega Counties. Strati...

Effects Of Relaxation Exercise And Sleep Environment Modification On Stress, Blood Pressure And Sleep Among Institutionalized Elderly In Nairobi City, Kenya

ABSTRACT Stress is a key factor in reducing the efficacy of the treatment of high blood pressure and poor sleep quality in the elderly. Yet, high blood pressure and poor sleep quality are important preventable contributors to disease and death. Inadequate sleep is one of the most common side effects of stress resulting in reduced sleep quality. To effectively manage stress, the ability to relax and create a sleep inducing environment is paramount. Given the negative impact of stress on human ...

Relationship Between Team Cohesion And Sports Performance Among Basketball Teams In The 2010 National League In Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate team cohesion among basketball players in the National Classic League in Kenya. The study intended to establish the differences in social and task cohesion in the teams, teams‟ cohesiveness and the win-loss records, and gender differences in the teams and the teams‟ size and their degree of social and task cohesion. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The target population comprised 180 players derived from teams in...

Body Mass Index And Its Association With Energy Intake And Expenditure Among University Students In Nairobi County

ABSTRACT Overweight and obesity in all populations are now realised as worldwide epidemic health problems. The aetiology of these conditions suggests a disruption in regulation of energy at the population level, leading to a positive energy balance and excess adiposityamong others.Overweight and obesity can be defined in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI), which is the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2).The aim of this study was, therefore, to measure the B...

Physical Education Safety Precaution Practices In Private Primary Schools In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Schools have been identified as key settings for promotion of physical activity in children through Physical Education programs. However, participation in physical activities has some potential risk for injury. Due to this, safety procedures have always been an integral part of the Physical Education program. The purpose of this study was to assess safety precaution practices employed in Physical Education lessons in private primary schools in Nairobi City County, Kenya. This study w...

Health Workers' Perception about the Supplemental Immunization Activities in Gombe Local Government Area, Gombe State.

Summary Polio immunization has faced challenges of refusal from care givers in recent times despite the efforts put in to ensure its success. To identify the role of service providers in this attitudinal shift, a survey describing the perception of health workers about the supplemental immun ization activities was carried out among 265 health workers who participated in the 3rd round of the 2003 sub-national immunization days in Gombe local government area (LGA) of Gombe state, Nigeria: Data...

Knowledge, Attitude And Practicesof Nurses In Promoting Antenatalphysicalexercises In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Antenatal physical exercises have proven to be beneficial. Less than 50% of pregnant women worldwide meet exercise recommendations. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of deliveries in Kakamega County are conducted by a skilled provider (Nurse/midwife) and occur in tier 2 and 3 health facilities. Maternal mortality in Kakamega County is 316:100,000 live births. The main objective of the study was to determine Nurses’/midwives' knowledge, attitude and practice in promoting antenatal physical ...

Knowledge Of Psychological Principles. An Antecedent For Effective And Result Oriented Sports Management

Introduction Managing any activity that involves the input of human beings requires proper harmonization of all variables in order to achieve the set objectives and goals of such endeavour in which Sport management, is no exception. Management has been described as the process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling the use of an organization resources to effectively and economically attain its objective. Bittel et al (1984). A sport organization can be likened to a system; that is...


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