SPORTS ADMINISTRATORS, COACHES AND PLAYERS PERCEPTION OF POLICIES AS PROBLEMS INFLUENCING THE NIGERIA PREMIER LEAGUE
The main trust of this study was to investigate if policies were perceived by sports administrators, coaches and players as political problems influencing the Nigeria Premier League. To facilitate the realization of this objective, six research questions and one hypothesis were raised. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The participants for the study were 559. The proportional stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the participants. The instrument used was a guided self constructed questionnaire. A jury of 5 experts drawn from the Department of Human kinetics and Health Education and the National institute of sports validated the instrument, while the reliability was established using the Cronbach’s Coefficient Alpha method and a reliability coefficient of 0.91 was obtained. Mean and standard deviation were used in answering the research questions while the one way analysis of variance ANOVA was used for testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significant. The result revealed that sports administrators, coaches and players mean perception was above criterion mean of 2.50. It implies that policies influence the Nigeria premier league. The hypothesis of no significant difference was rejected. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were proffered.
Key words: formulation, implementation, adherence, abrupt changes, policy.