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