Research Papers/Topics in Physical and Health Education

Factors Influencing Female Teacher-Trainees’ Non Participation In Physical Activity And Sports In Colleges Of Education In Ashanti Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to examine the factors influencing female teacher-trainees’ non-participation in physical activity and sports in Colleges of Education in Ashanti Region of Ghana. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 351 was selected from a population of 2,911 and simple random sampling technique was used to select participants for the study. Questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. Descriptive statistics (F...

Comparison Of Maternal Health Literacy Between Rural And Urban Women In Komenda-Edina-Eguafo Abrem District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Maternal health literacy has been identified as key predictor of maternal healthcare service utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in maternal health literacy between women residing in rural and urban areas of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem district. The study employed a cross-section correlational design. Respondents included 448 women of childbearing ages residing in rural and urban areas selected through compact segment sampling. Information on r...

Knowledge And Utilisation Of Partograph By Midwives In Public Health Facilities In The Cape Coast Metropolis

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to find out midwives’ level of knowledge and utilisation of the partograph in the Cape Coast Metropolis. Five public health facilities within the Cape Coast Metropolis were selected for the study. Quantitative cross sectional study design was adopted to collect data from 150 midwives at the maternity units of the five public health facilities. Univariate analysis was used to summarize data in terms of frequency distributions of the variables under stu...

Factors Associated With The Decline In Hiv And Aids Prevalence Rate In Volta Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The research aims at finding out the opinion of health and medical personnel in the Volta Region about the factors that contributed to the decline in HIV and AIDS prevalence rate in the region from 2006 to 2008. Three research questions were asked to guide the review of related literature on the above mentioned research topic. Simple random sampling was used to select 10 hospitals in the region for the study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 250 respondents, thus 2...

Evaluation Of Physical Fitness Characteristics Of Officers And Men Of The Armed Forces In Lagos, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The physical fitness of members of the Nigerian armed forces is of great importance to their mobility and health. Available studies have centred on growth, development and combat readiness of the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) but have not critically examined their Physical Fitness Characteristics (PFC) as recommended by the United Nations Military Fitness Established Norms (UNMFNs). Therefore, this study evaluated Resting Heart Rate (RHR), Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP), Diastolic Blood...

BREAST EXAMINATION PRACTICES OF WOMEN AT HO IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to find out whether women at Ho, in the Volta Region of Ghana have been engaging in breast examination practices for early detection of breast abnormality and also to find out about factors that would influence the women to examine their breasts. The study was a descriptive survey. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 1,259 women. Descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression were used to analyse the data. The result exh...

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MIXED ABILITY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN CENTRAL REGION

ABSTRACT The purpose for this study was to investigate the strategies adopted by Physical Education (PE) teachers to manage students’ diversity in Mixed Ability Classes (MAC) and also to examine the factors that influence teachers’ choice of teaching strategies for MAC during instruction as well as the challenges teachers encounter in teaching MAC. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The entire population of 135 trained PE teachers was purposively sampled for the study. ...

FOOD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF CHOPBAR WORKERS IN THE KOMENDA EDINA EGUAFO ABIRIM MUNICIPALITY OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the level of knowledge and attitudes of chopbar workers towards food safety. The study also examined the food safety practices among chopbar workers in KEEA Municipality and find out the relationship between chopbar workers’ food safety knowledge and food safety practices. Cluster sampling and purposive sampling procedures were employed to sample 147 chopbar workers in the Municipality to respond to a researcher-designed instrument. Pie cha...

ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVELS OF SOCCER REFEREES IN RELATION TO THEIR PERFORMANCES DURING OFFICIATING IN GHANA

ABSTRACT The study investigated the physical fitness levels of soccer referees in relation to the performances they exhibit during officiating in Ghana. The cross-sectional survey design was employed to shape the study. The stratified and proportionate multistage sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 65 from the three belts of the country. The physical fitness test results of referees accredited by the RAG were compared with the referees’ officiating performance reports. Data ...

FRUIT EATING KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF STUDENT-TEACHERS OF FOSO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate various reasons why studentteachers eat fruit. The study sought to find out whether student-teachers eat fruits for its medical purpose, nutritional value or any other reason other than these, and to find out student-teachers’ fruits eating pattern and mode. The study centred on teacher trainees of Assin Foso College of Education. Out of 945 trainees, 150 were used for the study – 75 males and 75 females. The selection of respondents ...

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SPORTS PARTICIPATION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENT-ATHLETES AND NON STUDENT-ATHLETES IN OFFINSO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to compare and ascertain whether participation or nonparticipation in sports has any influence on the academic performance of OFCE students. The study was intended also to find out whether there would be any difference between the academic performance of female student- athletes compared to non female studentathletes and lastly to study whether there would be differences between male studentathletes compared to malenon student- athletes. Forty student- at...

CORRELATES OF JOB MOTIVATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN NORTHERN GHANA SECONDARY SCHOOLS

ABSTRACT The study w," conducted to determined the extent to which selected fact ors such as opportunities for promotion, salaray level, status, -rudents response to the physical education programme. provision of incentives. and opportunities for professional growth would influence the job motivation of physical education teachers in Senior Secondary Schools in the Upper East. Upper West. and Northern Regions of Ghana, A sample nl 40 trained m.ile and female physical education teachers irorn ...

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS AND PERFORMANCE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN THE SOMANYA ZONE, OF THE EASTERN REGION OF GHANA.

ABSTRACT This study was conducted to determine the relationship between motivational factors and performance of physical education teachers‟ that is the extent to which motivational factors such as opportunities for promotion, provision of incentives, and professional growth would influence the performance of physical education teachers in the Somanya Zone. A quantitative research approach was used for the study. The research techniques used were the descriptive method and the Pearson Produ...

DRUG USE AND ITS PERCEIVED EFFECTS ON SMALL SCALE MINE LABOURERS IN ASUTIFI NORTH DISTRICT OF THE BRONG AHAFO REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT There is wide spread perception of drug use by small scale miners in their activities. The problems of drug use and its impact on an individual have been noted in most drug research works. In Ghana, drug research studies over the years have concentrated on second cycle institutions, certain communities and institutions. This study sought to describe the nature of drug use and the perceived effects of the drugs on small scale mine labourers of Asutifi North District of Brong-Ahafo Reg...

The Relationship Between Motivational Factors and Performance of Physical Education Teachers in the Somanya Zone of the Eastern Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT This study was conducted to determine the relationship between motivational factors and performance of physical education teachers‟ that is the extent to which motivational factors such as opportunities for promotion, provision of incentives, and professional growth would influence the performance of physical education teachers in the Somanya Zone. A quantitative research approach was used for the study. The research techniques used were the descriptive method and the Pearson Prod...


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