Disability Types, Self-Efficacy, and Attitude to Participate in Physical Activity in Children with Disabilities: A Pilot Study


  • Okey Charles Ogu
  • Joseph Onuwa Umunnah
  • Kingsley Chinaza Nwosu


behavior modification, sense of confidence, persistence, exercise adherence


The study investigated disabilities in children in Southeast Nigeria, their self-efficacy and attitude toward physical activity. Thirty children with disabilities were studied and correlational research design adopted. Three instruments were used to collect data on physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and attitudes toward physical activity. Activity profiles of participants were determined. The mean self-efficacy score was 86.00 ± 4512, while that of CATPAI was 3.422 ± 0.434. Kruskal Wallis showed no significant differences between self-efficacy and Children Attitude Toward Physical Activity Inventory (CATPAI). Pearson’s correlation showed no significant relationship between self-efficacy and attitude to physical activity. Mann-Whitney test indicated no significant differences in self-efficacy as a result of gender. 

Author Biographies

Okey Charles Ogu

Okey Charles Ogu is in the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria.

Joseph Onuwa Umunnah

Joseph Onuwa Umunnah is in the Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria.

Kingsley Chinaza Nwosu

Kingsley Chinaza Nwosu is in the Department of Educational Foundations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria.





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