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Perceived Recreational Activities Influencing the Health Status of Students of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Ibhafidon, A.; Onuzulike, N. M. and Oparah, J. S.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


The study focused on perceived recreational activities influencing the health status of students of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. A self developed and validated questionnaire with reliability coefficient of 0.84 was used as research instrument. The data were analysed with percentages and binomial test. Five hundred students of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria served as sample for the study. The results of the study showed that play (0.6100), swimming (0.6220), exercise (0.7460), Relaxation (0.8180) and excursion (0.5960) were significantly positive. This therefore showed that students perceived them as recreational activities influencing their health status. Part of the recommendations was that the government and school authorities should continue to encourage play, exercise, relaxation, swimming and excursion among students by providing the necessary facilities within the school environment.

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