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Title: DETERMINANTS OF RECREATION CENTER CHOICES AMONG RESIDENTS OF MAKURDI, BENUE STATE, NIGERIA
Authors: ANYAM, MIRIAM MNGUSONUN
Keywords: RECREATION, CENTER
Issue Date: Oct-2019
Publisher: NONE
Citation: NONE
Abstract: The study assesses the determinants of recreation center choices among residents of Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. The study take inventory of existing government recreation centers, recreation activities that are found within those recreation centers, level of patronage as well as demography status of patronizes. The study also identifies the factors that influence patronage and examine how those factors can be addressed in planning schemes. Basic tools used to collect data needed were questionnaire, observation, informal interview, hand held global position system and tapes. Simple random sampling technique was used to administer questionnaire. Result was presented in tables, percentages, bar chart, pie chart and plates. The findings showed that recreation centers that have quite environment, accessible, located near residential areas, in a safe environment, with needed facilities and have good natural environment with trees that provide shade, fresh air and have no registration fee attached for entering the centers or participation in any of the activities found within the center have high patronage. Therefore it was concluded that recreation center choices in Makurdi Local Government Area depend on nearness, safety, fresh air, facilities, affordability as well as demography factors such as age, sex, income, marital status, education, occupation and religion. Thus, it was recommended that recreation centers should be located near residential areas, offices, schools and required facilities by users should be provided in recreation centers. Trees should also be planted within centers, security should be provided and little or no fees should be attached in entering the centers or participating in any activity within the centers. Awareness should be created for people to know recreation centers that exist in their locality.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/699
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