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Public sports include being engaged in a set of simple, low-cost, non-official, fun and refreshing sport activities which within the chance and possibility of it is available for everybody. The aim of participating in public sports is gaining well-being in all aspects, and motivation is an important factor for reaching this aim. Based on this, recognizing the aims and motivations of participating in public sports have been the center of attention of researchers and experts. This research was also conducted with the aim of studying the participation motivations in public sports among the collegiate boys and girls in Azad University of Urmia. The research methodology is descriptive-survey and the sample size through the use of Morgan table is 400 individuals. The sampling method is simple random sampling, and the data collection tools are researcher’s questionnaire which its validity has been approved by the experts and its reliability is 0.88 by the use of Cronbach’s Alpha. The Kolmogorov-Smirnoff test, ttest and U-Mann-Whitney test have been used for analyzing the data. The results showed that the motivation f participation in public sports among the collegiate boys and girls do not have any differences. No significant difference was observed between the motivation for social interaction, motivation for enjoyment and happiness, motivation for gaining health and fitness, improvement in employment and family relations, and prevention and treatment of diseases of the collegiate boys and girls. Also the motivation for gaining heath, and fitness and also prevention and treatment of diseases were prioritized as the participation motivations. Also at the end of the article some applicable and research suggestions are provided.
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Author(s): Aydin Hajibakloo and Majid Soleimani
Public Sports, Motivation, Social Interaction, Gaining Health, Enjoyment and Happiness