International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part B (2016)
The influence of barriers on the active sports participations among medical and health sciences students, A cross sectional study from RAKMHSU – Ras Alkhaimah-UAE
Mohammed Abou Elmagd, Omar Al Jadaan, Manal Mahmoud Sami, Tamer Salama El-Marsafawy and Abubakr H Mossa
Physical activity barriers can affect the student’s participation in sports in response to the concern that medical college students face different difficulties and fall under tremendous stressors, which can interfere with the desired academic performance. The current study aimed to identify the barriers hindering the effective students’ participation in physical activities at RAK Medical and Health Sciences University. The study demonstrated significant negative correlation between physical activity and overload of study (r = -0.305 p<0.001). However, the correlation was higher for female students with significant difference. Correlation among colleges showed significant correlation with the lack of facilities. This study will allow concerned people to find solutions and increase students participation in physical activities, which in turn promotes positive self-esteem and gives them confidence to do things and confront social challenges and ultimately improve their academic performance.
How to cite this article:
Mohammed Abou Elmagd, Omar Al Jadaan, Manal Mahmoud Sami, Tamer Salama El-Marsafawy and Abubakr H Mossa. The influence of barriers on the active sports participations among medical and health sciences students, A cross sectional study from RAKMHSU – Ras Alkhaimah-UAE. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(8): 99-102.