DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS THROUGH SPORT
Keywords:Life Skill, Interpersonal Communication, Women’s Empowerment, Sport
The present study was conducted to determine the role of university sport’s in the development and transfer of interpersonal communication skills. The cross-sectional survey was conducted on (n=335) female student-athletes of Public and Private sector universities through simple random sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was developed and used to gather the needed data. The SPSS, version 24 was used to analyze the collected data set. The inferential statistics indicated that sport has a positive role in developing interpersonal communication skills (p< 0.05), and poor negative association between sport and the transfer of interpersonal communication skills to other domains of life (, r (335) = .341, while P < .005). Given the significant role of sport in developing interpersonal communication skills, it is necessary to develop and promote sport participation among female students in order to empower them. The transfer of life skills is suggested to be reinforced, with more emphasis on important domains of life among female folk.