Result of Government Public Policies Related to Development of Sports in the Metro City Based on the Sport Development Index

Boy Sembaba Tarigan, Sugiyanto Sugiyanto, Sapta Kunta Purnama


Exercise is the right of every human being, and the government as stipulated in the law has an obligation to facilitate the community in exercising, therefore what the government has done should be evaluated to correct what policies are not true or lacking. This study aims to find out and evaluate: 1) availability of open space for sports in the metro city; 2) availability of sports human resources in the metro city; 3) the level of community participation in sports in the metro city; 4) level of people's physical fitness in the metro city; 5) sports development index (SDI) in the metro city. This research method using the quantitative method. The sample was 270 people from 3 sub-districts using cluster sampling technique. The instruments used were questionnaires, interviews, as well as Multistage Fitness Test. The results of this study were: 1) the index of open space in the metro city was 0.712 in the SDI norm into the medium or enough category; 2) the human resource index in the metro city was 0.00104 in the SDI norms in the low category; 3) the index of participation in the metro city was 0.474 in the SDI norms in the low category; 4) physical fitness index in the metro city is 0.33 in the SDI norms in the low category; 5) SDI in the metro city was of 0.379 in the SDI norm included in the low category. That means the development of sports in the Metro city is still lagging behind or still very less, where there are 3 indicators in SDI is still low that is the availability of human resources sports, and community participation to exercise, and physical fitness of people who are still in the low category so that more attention from the Metro city. The availability of sports manpower is the lowest that is only 0.00104.


Human Resources; Open Space; Participation; Physical Fitness; Sports Development Index

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