Factors Affecting Girl Child's Participation in Football at Chinhoyi Primary School in Zimbabwe

41 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2019

Date Written: August 2, 2019


This study sought to establish the factors that affect participation in football by girl child at Chinhoyi primary school. The discussion of participation of girl child in football has gathered much momentum over recent decades. At Chinhoyi primary school there has been poor participation of football by girl child. According to Ryska (2013) at the age of seven, it is highly expected that in these female pupils the level of interest in participating in sporting activities such as football is expected to be very high but it is different at Chinhoyi primary school. This study also aims to determine the impact of girl child participation in football at Chinhoyi primary school. Data for this study was collected through interviews with teachers of Chinhoyi primary school. Forty participants took part in the study and it was found that at Chinhoyi primary school there are factors which are affecting on girl's child's participation in football. These factors include lack of positive role models, lack of access to football, inadequate safety and transportation issues and restrictions from peers and family. Recommendations for the improvement of female pupils’ participation in football were made and these include motivation to participate in football from sports directors, incentives, education from teachers and peers.

Keywords: girl child, football, role model, participation

Suggested Citation

Mazikana, Anthony Tapiwa, Factors Affecting Girl Child's Participation in Football at Chinhoyi Primary School in Zimbabwe (August 2, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3430897 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3430897

Anthony Tapiwa Mazikana (Contact Author)

Coverlink Microinsurance Pvt Ltd ( email )

Eastlea, Harare

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