College - Author 1
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Department - Author 1
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration
Participation in intramural sports has been known to reduce stress levels, build self confidence, improve leadership skills, and promote good sportsmanship. This study examined the interest level for a potential intramural sports program at Allan Hancock College (AHC). Other factors such as the time of day, activity, and the financial obligation students and faculty were willing to pay for participation were analyzed. In the spring of 2011, a self-administered questionnaire was administered to AHC students and faculty. Participants indicated a high level of interest for intramural sports. Almost half of the sample population indicated a desire to pay $25 a semester per team participation in intramural sports. The findings may assist administration at AHC to develop steps necessary for the implementation of an intramural sports program.