A STUDY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF RETIRED MALE AND FEMALE SPORTSPERSONS
Mr. Nagaraja Y. and Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B.
Sport participation is associated with a range of physical health benefits, including a reduction in all-cause mortality, superior lifespan longevity and a reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis (Oja, et. al., 2015). Socioeconomic status is often considered a personal demographic variable; however, Socioeconomic status can also reflect aspects of an individual's broader environment. As a result, it can be measured at the individual level or the area level (Lynch & Kaplan, 2000). In order to achieve the purpose of the study forty retired sportspersons who have previously represented Karnataka state in various sports and games in male (N=20) and female (N=20) category were selected. The socio-economic status of retired sportspersons is assessed through modified Kuppuswmany Socio-economic scale (2018). Descriptive statistics including Mean and Standard Deviation were employed for the present investigation. Tabular and percent analysis were used to elicit information on various categories of socio-economic status. ‘T’ test was employed to compare the Socio-economic status of male and female retired sportspersons. In the present study, the majority of retired sportspersons belong to ‘Upper Middle’ socio-economic class. Particularly, eighty percent of the male and fifty-five percent of the female retired sportspersons belong to ‘Upper middle’
socio-economic class. Further, there were no significant differences in socio-economic status between male and female retired sportspersons.
Keywords: Retirement, Sportspersons, Upper Middle Class and Socio-economic status.
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