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ERIC Number: EJ908325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Differences in Socialization between Visually Impaired Student-Athletes and Non-Athletes
Movahedi, Ahmadreza; Mojtahedi, Hossein; Farazyani, Fateh
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n1 p58-62 Jan-Feb 2011
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether there was a significant difference in measure of socialization between visually impaired student-athletes and non-athletes. We compared the social skills of Iranian visually impaired student-athletes (n = 51) and visually impaired student non-athletes (n = 56) with ages ranging from 13 to 19 years enrolled in academic year 2009-2010. Socialization was measured with the Social Maturity Scale (Weitzman, 1949). The results indicate that the two examined groups differ in regards to socialization and that the visually impaired student-athletes scored significantly higher than the visually impaired student non-athletes on the socialization test, proving the notion that participation in sports results in better improvements in socializations. If officials and parents encourage sports participation in visually impaired individuals, they will have a better opportunity of having more social skills in life. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran