Abida Naseer, Saeed Javed, Abd Rahim Bin Muhammad Shariff, Muhammad Irfan Sheraz, Muhammad Badar Habib


The drive of the existing research was to determine the relationship between social class (gender inequality and dress code) and sports participation among successful female athletes of secondary schools of rural areas of Pakistan. The nature of the study was purely quantitative. The adopted and modified survey questionnaire was employed for the purpose of collecting the data. Simple random sampling was used as a sampling technique. In the sense of statistical techniques, descriptive statistics and correlation (Pearson) analysis was utilized to analyze the survey data. The results revealed that gender inequality and dress code had strong and significant relationships with sports participation (health, personal drive and interest), therefore, the direction of all relationships was found negative. It was concluded that both gender inequality and dress code found big hurdles in the way to female sports participation.

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