International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 8(6), pp. 525 - 533
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2020.080627
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The Reality of Women's Sport in Saudi Society


Hend Faye AL-shahrani *
Department of Social Planning, Faculty of Social Services, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia

ABSTRACT

Sports field is a strategic tool to achieve the 2030 vision. It is a substantial way to modify human behavior, self-discipline, refine the soul, and build the body. In addition, it plays a great role in building capital Social, strengthening the community fabric, and improving cohesion and social solidarity among individuals. The culture of sports in Saudi society, as a healthy lifestyle, is still absent. Therefore, it's indispensable to stimulate this concept in our society, to improve the quality of life and eliminate non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity. This could be achieved by motivating and sensitizing individuals to the importance of sport to have a healthy lifestyle. This study aimed to determine the extent of sports practice among women in the Saudi society, by identifying the motives and obstacles among the women society in Saudi Arabia, moreover, seeking for suggestions and solutions to increase the culture of sports practice among women in Saudi society. To achieve this goal, a questionnaire has been applied to 432 Saudi women in Riyadh. The study was based on a descriptive approach. We conclude that Saudi women are keen to keep their fitness and increase their motivation for sports practice, increasing their motivation for exercising. The high cost of participating in the club is one of the obstacles that women face in society. Besides, the absence of school curricula for sport reduces Saudi women's awareness of the importance of practicing sport.

KEYWORDS
Sports, Practicing Sport, Saudi Women, Saudi Society

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Hend Faye AL-shahrani , "The Reality of Women's Sport in Saudi Society," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 525 - 533, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2020.080627.

(b). APA Format:
Hend Faye AL-shahrani (2020). The Reality of Women's Sport in Saudi Society. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 8(6), 525 - 533. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2020.080627.