Abida Naseer, Saeed Javed, Abd Rahim Mohd Shariff, Mahmood Ahmad


The present research determines the relationships of social support factor, social cultural factor, social personal factor, and social interferential factor with sports participation of female athletes of Pakistan. A large sample size holding 590 respondents selected from the wide-range population belonging to female secondary schools of rural areas of Pakistan. Data was collected developing well-design survey questionnaire. Analyses were employed through descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation analysis after editing the collected survey data in SPSS-21 version. The finding revealed that social support factor, social cultural factor, social personal factor had significant and positive relationships with the female sports participation. On the other hand, strong negative but significant relationship was revealed between social interferential factor and sports participation of female athletes. The implications of the study are considered as well.


Social Support Factor; Social Cultural Factor; Social Personal Factor; Social Interferential Factor; Sports Participation; Female Athletes

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