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ERIC Number: EJ1118863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Investigating Visually Disabled Students' Attitudes about Physical Education and Sport
Dalbudak, Ibrahim; Gürkan, Alper C.; Yigit, Sih Mehmet; Kargun, Mehmet; Hazar, Gürkan; Dorak, Feridun
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n16 p9437-9447 2016
This study aims to investigate visually disabled students', who study in the level of primary education, high school, university, attitudes about physical education and sport in terms of different variables. Totally 100 visually disabled students who are individual and team athletes and study in Izmir, (8 visually disabled athletes study in primary education; 30 visually disabled athletes study in high school; 62 visually disabled athletes study in university) attended the research. "Physical Education and Sport Attitude Scale" which consists of 12 positive and 12 negative and totally 24 items and was developed by Demirhan and Altay (2001), was used in order to survey students' attitudes. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of the scale was calculated as 0.93, Criterion validity coefficient is calculated as 0.83. Data which were obtained from a questionnaire were analysed in SPSS 20.0 packaged software. Cronbach Alpha reliability analysis, frequency tables, Pearson 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. As a result of the research, differences according to sex, age, education level, individual and team sport, sport status in family variables were not determined in visually disabled students' attitudes about physical education and sport (p> 0,05). It can be said that both two groups have positive attitudes about physical education and sport. Visually disabled students' attendance to physical education and sport activities, their beliefs that they pass their time in a better way by doing exercise and sport; physical education and sport will provide important benefit in the future, their important time allocation for physical education and sport activities show that they have positive attitude for physical education and sport.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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