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1.1   Background to the Study 

Physical education is a systematic instruction in sports, training and practice. It is the practice and appreciation of the art and science of human movement. It is a course that utilizes the learning in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains in a play or movement exploration setting.

Throughout history, man has invented games primarily as a means of interacting socially with others; display skills and physical powers and to entertain or offer excitement and recreation. According to Amechie (2015), before the coming of white men, Nigerians practiced several indigenous games which served recreational, leisure, cultural and religious functions.


According   to him, those games formed the matrix of their existence. The traditional and foreign sports lies in the rules and regulations, organization, administration and technical details of sports. This ran through different families, this help the child as he or she enters schools, they have already acquired a lot of sports skills through the participation in traditional sports.

According to Udoh (2012), participation in sports are capable of greater effort and resist fatigue, through sports participation, the youths acquire and develop sports knowledge, rules and regulation as well as amateur and professional sports skills.


Unfortunately, Secondary Schools have witness unfavorable trend towards participation in sports in recent times.

Foldersi (2018), observed that in spite of some promising signs for popularity of school sports, practice in the regular sports are missing from the lives of our students.



Attitudes play an important role in order for people’s to be successful in work. However people are born with those attitude; they obtain them afterwards. The issue of attitude could be both positive and negative when it is positive, it tend to promote excellence. But when it is negative, it tend to demoralize the belief and powers of the participants.

Game masters are more or less physical education teachers in our various secondary schools. This group of people are in the position of promoting the young talents in our secondary schools, in our society. The game masters therefore plays a significant role in promoting. Or singled out students in our secondary school who have proven themselves in the area of sports participation.


The role of game master in facilitating knowledge and skills tend to be felt more in physical education than other subject this is because students should be active. It therefore implies that game master have to scrutinize their attitude. As it will help to promote excellence in performance during sports competition among the secondary school students.


Football is a game that is most loved by all, it is a game that involve series of active  actions. It involves both the game master who act as a coach and the secondary school students.

The attitude of the game master come into play in this aspect, if the football team perform well during  major competitions, credits  goes to the staff and coaching crew. But if it is the other way round, the game master who is also the coach in the secondary system are criticize either in their team selection or their technical  ability. Which may also include their level of relationship with his players (students) during this competition. Because some players in the camp may want to exhibit some attitude which is detrimental to the success of the team.


Decision in Secondary School Sports participation are carried out by games master  in various  secondary schools. The success of students in any sports competition also depends on the games master attitude. This attitude could be towards training, team selection, facilities, equipment etc. It is on the basic of this, that the study seek to investigate the games masters attitude and performance of students in secondary school sport.


1.2    Statement of the Problem

School sport competition is an avenue whereby upcoming  stars in the area of sport, can show case their skills and talents. Students in secondary schools has been taking part in school sport programme. Both private and public schools have also been organizing annual inter house sports competition.

Parents have also been giving their consent for students to participate in sports. By paying their words sport dues, buying the sports outfits and even their moral support. By attending the activities or competition in which the students participate.


The problem faced here is that the talent which these students discovered during this competition are abandoned after the competition. Several attempts are not made to project this talents discovered during such competition. This had become a major concern for sport loving individuals and even the sport education as well. It all boils down to the attitude exhibited by the game master of each school that these students were discovered.

Hence this study tend to investigate the attitude of game master and performance of students in secondary school sports participation.


1.3    Purpose of the Study

The main purpose of the study was to investigate the games masters attitude and performance of students in secondary school sport..

Specially, the study sought to examined:

(i)     The influence the games master’s lackadaisical attitude towards the performance of secondary school students in volley ball.

(ii)    The influence of games masters disciplinary action and performance of students in football competition.


1.4    Significance of the Study

This study will be relevance or significance in the following ways:

i       It will be relevant to the games masters to re-examine their attitude towards sports development in our Secondary School.

ii      It will help students to develop interest in various sports in their different schools given a good attitude by the games masters.


1.5    Research Question 

(i)     To what extent does the lackadaisical attitude of games master influences the performance of students is volley ball

(ii)    To what extent does the disciplinary action of games master influences the performance of students in secondary school football.


1.6    Limitation of the Study

Study of this magnitude will not be void of imitation and constraints, one of the major constraint of the researcher need in carrying out this research was the financial constraint, it hamper the effective movement of the researcher during data acquisition.

Another limitation faced by the researcher was insincerity by some respondents who never wanted to give accurate information on the questions asked.


1.7    Delimitation of the Study

This study involved games masters and students of the various Secondary Schools in the study area. The out come of this study can only be generalized to the games masters and students of the study area.


1.8     Definition of Terms

i         Attitude: This is a way of feelings, thinking, or behaving towards sports in Secondary Schools or towards something.

ii        Games Masters: These are teachers or an officers appointed officially to take charge in sporting activities. Or the teachers in sporting activities in either Primary or Secondary who are responsible to ascertaining the performance of students in various school sports. the games masters attitude and performance of students in secondary school sport.

iii       Performance: The level of skills, ideas exhibited by a contestants (students) during sporting competition.

iv       Students: An individual or a group of people who is studying in Secondary school or an individual who studies a particular course in the higher institution

v        Sports:- this is a competitive activities with rules and regulation.



Based on the findings, the following conclusions were made:

1      That there is a significant influence between lackadaisical attitude of games master’s and performance of students in volleyball.

2      That there is a significant influence between games master’s disciplinary action and performance students in football competition.



Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations were made:

1      Games master’s should be expose to seminars which will update their knowledge on management of the students and their respective skills and talent.

2      Various schools Sport competition should be based on talent hunt and also guiding the talent discovered to greater height.

3      The games master’s should have a positive attitude towards the student’s participation in various sports in our Secondary Schools.


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Peter Hezekiah

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