This study examined socio-cultural factors influencing female participation in sports in Tertiary institution in Kano State in Nigeria. The need jar the study arose in order to stern the tide of low female participation in sports in Tertiary institution in Kano State. The population of the study was all female students in six tertiary institutions in Kano in 2012/2013 academic session. Records of enrolment showed that seven thousand five hundred and fifteen (7,515). The sample comprises of three hundred and seventy five (375) subjects made up of female students who were selected through multistage sampling technique. The instrument was a Likert type questionnaire designed by the researcher and was validated through a pilot study, with reliability coefficient of 0.87. Data collected were analyzed using Chi -square at 0.05 level of significance. All the three hypotheses tested were rejected which showed that socio-cultural factors influenced female participation in sports in tertiary institution in Kano State. It was therefore suggested that barriers against female participation in sports such as customs, traditions, religion should be de-emphasized, to allow more females engage in sports.
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