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ERIC Number: EJ800099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-5829
Defining Adapted Physical Activity: International Perspectives
Hutzler, Yeshayahu; Sherrill, Claudine
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, v24 n1 p1-20 Jan 2007
The purpose of this study was to describe international perspectives concerning terms, definitions, and meanings of adapted physical activity (APA) as (a) activities or service delivery, (b) a profession, and (c) an academic field of study. Gergen's social constructionism, our theory, guided analysis of multiple sources of data via qualitative methodology. Data sources were online surveys, APA literature, and expertise of researchers. Findings, with the identification of further considerations, were provided for each APA component to stimulate reflection and further inquiry among international professionals with diverse backgrounds. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A