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ERIC Number: EJ1114318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Visually Disabled Athletes' Reasons of Starting Sport and Their Expectations in Turkey
Gürkan, Alper Cenk
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n6 p1303-1317 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine visually disabled athletes' reasons of starting sport, and their expectations from sport in Turkey. Totally 100 athletes with visual disability in Turkey (26 individual sport, 74 team sports) participated in the research. Athletes with visual disability answered the questionnaire which was prepared by researcher. The data which were obtained as a result of questionnaire were analyzed in SPSS 20.0 package program. Frequency table, correlation analysis, independent sample t test for comparing two groups, one way analysis of variance for comparing more than two groups, and LSD test were used within the analysis. According to the result of the research, when it was seen that the most important factor for athletes with visual disability in starting sports is "the effect of desire to be a globally known athlete for starting sport" (4,04), it was determined that statement which has the lowest response average is "the effect of TV channels for starting sport" (2,91). There is significant difference (p < 0,05) between female athletes with visual disability and male athletes with visual disability within the level of agreement to the statements "The effect of an athlete which I love for starting sport", and "The effect of media organs for starting sport". There is significant difference (p < 0,05) between age, and the level of agreement to the effect of physical education teacher for starting sport statement. It was determined that visually disabled athletes' reasons of starting sport do not show difference according to the level of income (p > 0,05). It was determined that there is a significant difference in terms of comparing having a member of family who does sport, and expectations from sport (p< 0,05). As a result, physical education teachers, and trainers should prepare training programs according to visually disabled individuals' reasons of starting sport, and expectations, people with disability should be rehabilitated with sport and engaged in sport more.
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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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