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ERIC Number: EJ1097446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Examination of Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence: A Comparison for Adolesence with Visual Impairments Doing Sport or Not Doing Sport
Taskin, Cengiz
Journal of Education and Learning, v5 n2 p265-271 2016
The aim of this study was examination of academic achievement of early adolescents with visual impairments. Eighty eight children from Turkey, (age = 12.30 ± 1.22 years; height = 144.10 ± 5.51 cm; weight = 41.45 ± 4.68 kg) for twenty female athletes, (age = 12.30 ± 1.79; height = 151.04 ± 7.49 cm; weight = 48.18 ± 7.63 kg) for twenty seven male athletes, and (age = 11.52 ± 1.44 years; height = 143.86 ± 6.66 cm; weight = 45.95 ± 6.30 kg) for twenty one female sedentary, (age = 12.95 ± 1.00; height = 146.55 ± 5.61 cm; weight = 47.60 ± 4.84 kg) for twenty male sedentary, participated as volunteer in this research. All athletes and sedentary had 3 of sport classifications for the blind. A significantly differences was found between athletes and sedentary in the early adolescence with visual impairments (p=0.05). There was no significantly differences between the females and males in the early adolescence with visual impairments (p=0.05). There was no interaction between gender in the early adolescence with visual impairments group (p>0.05). In conclusion, when visually impaired individuals do sport, their self-confidence increases, they appear to keep themselves away from stress and anxiety and show high motivation in class environments. Finally, they become more successful individuals in their academic career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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