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FROM HIGH PERFORMERS TO NON-PERFORMERS: WHY ARE INDIANS IN MALAYSIA NOT PERFORMING IN SPORTS ANYMORE?

Mahendran Maniam, Pravina Jeevanaraj & Shanti Ramanlingam

1(1), Oct-Nov-Dec

Abstract
This report was commissioned to examine on why Indians in Malaysia are not performing in sports anymore. Currently, the involvement and participation in sports are decreasing among Indian youths. The research was a mixture of quantitative and qualitative method, using two questionnaires and one set of interview questions. Six hundred (600) respondents answered the Questionnaire and 60 (10%) respondents gave their feedbacks through interview. There are many factors contributing to this phenomenon. Most of the Indian youths will be active in sport while schooling. After their secondary education, they never bothered to develop their talent and achievement in sports. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of motivation, no proper guidance and recognition are some of the main reasons which influence their involvement and participation. Participating in sport is an individual factor. Motivation plays a major role among youths to achieve their goals and continuously play the game they are interested.
Keywords: Motivation, high performers and non-performers

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