Sports as a Source of Social Learning among the Collegiate Female Players
Dr. Syed Zia-ul-Islam, Afshan Jabeen, Maryam Iqbal
The study aimed was to investigate sports predictor as a source of social learning among collegiate female players at district D. I. Khan, KPK, and Pakistan. The study population was all the female players enrolled in Government Degree (W) Colleges of district D. I. Khan. Four hypotheses formulated to explore the study objectives. The quantitative method with Cross Sectional approach was applied for data collection from sample colleges. 124 female players of both sample Colleges in district D. I. Khan were selected as a targeted population. No sampling technique applied for selection of study sample as the study population was accessible and supposed to contact easily. The 5-point Likert scale was designed and used for data collection. The research instrument was made valid through validity and reliability method accordingly and reliability of scale was as 0.76. The ANOVA, linear regression, and independent sample t-test were used to investigate sports predictor as a source of social learning among female players at college level. The study results found that sports have an excellence to offer events for female separately regarding to their society and culture norms which indicated that sports participation develop the Gender socialization among collegiate female players. Likewise, it indicated that their language socialization/communication skills also improved among female players. The researchers suggested that sport activities should be organized in educational institutions for youth; it leads to develop their communication skills and may have social interaction among them.