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The Moderating Role of Biographic Variables on the Attitudes of Students towards Sport at Botho University (Published)

The purpose of this study was to show how biographic variables that include gender, age and level of study moderate a student’s attitude towards sport. A number of studies have been conducted on the influence of biographic variables the world over but none had been conducted at Botho University (BU) to examine the attitude of students towards sport in relation to these variables hence the current study. The study used 237 students across different levels of education from first years to final fourth year students. A structured questionnaire that employed a 5-point Likert scale was used for data collection. Results were analysed using SPSS version 21. Results of the study showed that across gender and education levels, students had a positive attitude towards sport. However, results also showed that age had a significant influence on the attitude of students towards sport as older students showed low levels/negative attitudes to sport than younger students.

Keywords: Attitudes, Beliefs, Biographic Variables, Interest, Sport