Self-efficacy, subjective norm, attitude and socio-economic factors as correlates of sports betting among high school students in Uganda

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2019-08
Authors
Wagubi, Barry Denis
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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
Abstract
The study explored self-efficacy, subjective norm, attitude and socio-economic factors as correlates of sports betting among high school students in Uganda. The specific objectives of the study were; to establish the relationship between student self-efficacy and Sports betting, to establish the relationship between attitude and Sports betting, to establish the relationship between subjective norm and Sports betting and to establish the relationship between socio economic factors and sports betting. The study also used both correlational and cross sectional designs. The study obtained the primary data from four (4) schools with the target population of 400 A-level students. The study used Non-probability sampling technique with the convenient sample size of 200 A-level students. Also, the study used SPSS to analysis the data using both descriptive statistics in form of frequency tables and the relationship between some variables using binary logistic regression analysis. The study also presented the findings in three levels such as descriptive, bivariate and multivariate. The study found out that male students accounted 56% of the total population. Furthermore, the study found out that there was a moderate relationship between self-efficacy, attitude and Sports betting. The study also found out that most of the students who engage in sports betting mostly reside in Urban areas. The study further gave recommendations to the government, students, schools’ administrators and policy makers.
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A research report submitted to the college of economic and management, department of economics and statistics in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Statistics of Kampala International University
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Self-efficacy, sports betting, subjective norm
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