Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(12), pp. 1054 - 1069
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.031215
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Effect of the School Facilities Factor and Sport Activities Factor on Parents in terms of Private and Public School Choice at Riyadh City Saudi Arabia


Faisal Alsuiadi *
School of Education, University of Hull, United Kingdom

ABSTRACT

There are several , primarily carried out in the Western World, that have explored the reasons why parents' choice a school, which they consider best meets their children's needs and parental aspirations for their children. In order to contribute to the established knowledge it was essential to conduct an explore into parents' reasons for their selection private or public school in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Such an investigation had not been conducted previously. This article details determent a factors highly regarded as effecting parental decision making: school facilities factors and physical education and sport activities factor. Analysis and discussion along with the study's conclusions and recommendations will be cited. Randomly selected parents, whose children attend private or public schools in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia were invited to complete a standardised questionnaire after which to participate in a semi-structured interview to identify factors that influenced their preference for school. Two methodologies analysis of the reasons given highlighted demonstrating the frequency of cited range of reasons: school facilities, Such as computer services, the classrooms are a good environment and the school has a good theatre. Also the sport activities factor, For example, good outdoor games. And good indoor games those identified as the main elements that influenced their selection decision making.

KEYWORDS
Saudi Arabian Parent's Perceptions, School Facilities, Physical Education and Sport Activities

Cite this paper
Faisal Alsuiadi . "Effect of the School Facilities Factor and Sport Activities Factor on Parents in terms of Private and Public School Choice at Riyadh City Saudi Arabia." Universal Journal of Educational Research 3.12 (2015) 1054 - 1069. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2015.031215.