Exploring The Role Of University-Based Sport In The Development And Transfer Of Important Life Skill Of Interpersonal Communication; Self-Perceived Sports Experiences Of Student-Athletes
Purpose: Present study was subjected to explore the role of sports in the development of important life skills of interpersonal communication and their transfer to other domains of life among university’s student-athletes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Materials: A sample of n=355 (male=265; 79.1%), female=70 ;20.9%) completed questionnaires. The researchers collected the required information with the help of self-administered structured questionnaire encompassing the selected variables of the study. The responses were tabulated and analyzed with the help of computer software.
Results: The analyzed data indicated that sport’s participation is statistically significant in predicting a change in interpersonal communication skills at p < .005, which means that sport has played an important role in developing an important life skill of interpersonal communication skills among university students. The analyzed inferences indicated a weak correlation between sport and transferring the life skills developed through sports to other domains of life among university students, r(335)= .341, while P < .005, that is statistically significant.
Conclusions: The results of the study indicated that sport did significantly develop an important life skill of interpersonal communication among university students, however; this study interpreted that sports have produced a weak influence on transferring interpersonal communication skills to other important domains of life.