The Effects of Wheelchair Competition on Self-Concept and Acceptance of Disability in Novice Athletes

Authors

  • George D Patrick

Keywords:

Novice U'heelchair Athletes, Self-Concept, .Acceptance ofDisability

Abstract

Ten novice mobility impaired athletes were measured prior to and 5 months after their firstcompetitive wheelchair experience and compared to veteran athletes and non-athletes onself-concept and acceptance of disability. As an effect of the athletic participation significantgains were found on self-concept and sub--scales of perceived behavior, family self, aswell as acceptance of disability.

Published

1986-10-01

Issue

Section

Research Papers