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ERIC Number: EJ943701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Power Soccer: Experiences of Students Using Power Wheelchairs in a Collegiate Athletic Club
Wessel, Roger D.; Wentz, Joel; Markle, Larry L.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v24 n2 p147-159 2011
Intercollegiate athletics provides an opportunity for improving the societal perceptions and overall quality of life of physically disabled persons. Athletic opportunities in the collegiate atmosphere allow such students to be socially, psychologically, and physically engaged. This study focused on how involvement in a Power Soccer collegiate athletic club using power wheelchairs influenced the collegiate experience of physically disabled students. As a result of participating in Power Soccer, participants reported higher levels of social interactions and independence, an appreciation of the opportunity to compete and participate on a team, and an increased amount of self-confidence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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