ERIC Number: EJ1042956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Confronting Physical Activity Programming Barriers for People with Disabilities: The Empowerment Model
Moran, Thomas Eugene; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Pate, Joshua R.
Quest, v66 n4 p396-408 2014
Community-based physical activity programs for people with disabilities have barriers that are unique to their program leader qualifications and the population they serve. Moran and Block (2010) argued that there is a need for practical strategies that are easy for communities to implement, maximize resources, and minimize the impact of barriers on each individual. The purpose of this article was to build upon the work of Moran and Block by identifying and systematically addressing barriers to physical activity for people with disabilities in ways that target their sources of self-efficacy. The Empowerment Model is introduced, along with its multi-tiered empowerment continuum of training, support, and programming strands. The goal of the tiered empowerment continuum is to progressively move populations to more independent levels of training, support, and programming.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Physical Activities, Barriers, Disabilities, Empowerment, Models, Program Development, Physiology, Training, Mastery Learning
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