Apie Martina Ayibeye; Osaji, NsaghaNkang Ogunjimi, Lucas Olusegun & Emeribe, Victoria Chizomam
This study determines the relationship between administrative behaviour and sports tourism development as correlate for poverty reduction under sustainable development goal in Cross River State, Nigeria. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. A total of 288 respondents were selected using purposive and stratified random sampling techniques. A self-designed questionnaire was used for data collection. One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Pearson product moment correlation analysis and Independent t-test were employed to test the hypotheses of the study at .05 level of significance. Findings revealed that decision-making behaviour, funding, behaviour, and leadership style in managing the development of sport tourism, significantly relate individually with poverty reduction in Cross River State. It was recommended that tourism industries should organize seminars, symposia and workshops to educate leaders on workable leadership styles.