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ERIC Number: EJ1149961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Understanding Special Olympics Experiences from the Athlete Perspectives Using Photo-Elicitation: A Qualitative Study
Weiss, Jonathan A.; Burnham Riosa, Priscilla; Robinson, Suzanne; Ryan, Stephanie; Tint, Ami; Viecili, Michelle; MacMullin, Jennifer A.; Shine, Rebecca
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n5 p936-945 Sep 2017
Background: Many individuals with intellectual disabilities experience challenges to participating in organized sport, despite its known benefits. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand the experiences of participating in sport (Special Olympics) from the perspectives of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Methods: Five participants (13-33 years of age) took part in a photo-elicitation project during a 1-month period. Results: Our thematic analysis of participant photographs and descriptions revealed the following athlete themes: "Connectedness" and "Training in Sport". Conclusion: Photo-elicitation was a useful and important tool in assisting athlete participants to communicate their motivations to participate in sport in ways that using traditional verbal interviewing would not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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