QUALITATIVE STUDY OF REASONS FOR (NON) PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL RECREATIONIntroduction: Objectives: The basic purpose of this qualitative study is to carry out a contemporary study about the ratio of health and fitness among the men, provided that physical activities are proved to be advantageous for the health and fitness, it is often known that the people who remain away from such activities may have some health limitations as compared to those who regularly involve themselves in physical recreation activities. (Green & Thurston, 2002 pp: 56)Literature Review: There has been some research done on the relative topic.
Some of them are discussed below. One of the papers published is by Lipscombe, N., Robinson, L., Sadler, J., and Johnson Centre. According to this paper the research is undertaken by Charles Sturt University, in order to examine the students’ behaviour towards sport and other social factors that affect their participation in the sports. 500 students were taken to complete the questionnaire. Location, year level were the parameters of study. Year levels were found the most significant factor that affected the students’ participation in social sports. Motivation of the individuals was another factor that influenced them for participation or non participation in leisure sports.
(Lipscombe, Robinson, Sadler, Centre, 2002, pp: 176)Another research was done by Nikolaos Tzormpatzakis and Mike Sleap. This research was done on the participation of men in social sports in Greece. According to this paper during 1990 and 200, Greece was found to be low in prevalence of physical activity and exercise. But in the recent years the ratio to participation in sports has been increased among men. The main factors that were found for the participation in leisure sports were health, weight control, stress management and fitness.
Whereas the main factors that limit the men to participate in social sports were majorly the shortage of time, marital status, type of work, income, educational background, residence and age. Different strategies and campaigns were recommended in order to increase participation rates in general public. ( Participation in physical activity and exercise in Greece: a systematic literature review, 2008)Research Questions: Two types of male were addressed in the questionnaire, married and unmarried. The questionnaire was designed to have an insight about their approach towards participation in social games.
The question review started with the question that if the person is involved in the regular physical activities. The reasons and factors that do not allow them to participate in he regular sports activities, and why these factors so heavily affect their participation. The question review also included the question that if they have friendly circumstances, they would like to involve in the physical activities or not? And if they have anything against the physical activities? Research Methods: Open: Open reasoning refers to one’s perception to anything according to his or her own knowledge based upon different facts and figures. Axial: Axial reasoning method is used to provide a connection between codes and categories.
We can say that in order to integrate the code across the axes of main categories, axial coding is used. So it basically helps in interconnection of categories. It explores and examines the code, and compares categories and codes.