INFLUENCE OF GENDER OF FEDERAL CIVIL SERVANTS ON PARTICIPATION IN LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA
Aminu Shuaibu Shantali (PhD) & Bello Abubakar Sokoto
This study was conducted to assess the influence of gender on participation in leisure activities among federal civil servants in Nigeria. To achieve this purpose, ex-post facto research design was used. A total of 663 respondents were selected through multi-stage sampling procedures of stratified sampling techniques, simple random sampling and proportionate sampling. Inferential statistics of independent sample t-test and analysis of variance were used to analyze the data collected. The results revealed that there was significant influence of gender on the federal civil servants in their participation in leisure activities. Based on the results, conclusions were drawn that there is influence of gender of the federal civil servants in their participation in leisure activities. Based on the findings, it was recommended that more recreational facilities should be provided for females within the establishment while encouraging their male counterpart to be more involved in recreation and that Governments at all levels should endeavor to provide affordable leisure infrastructures that could be easily be accessible to the civil servants.