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Understanding Motivations for Participation in Adaptive Sports

Abstract Participation in competitive sports by athletes who are physically disabled has increased dramatically in recent decades. Given this growth in participation, sports for disabled athletes represents a worthy area of exploration. The purpose of this research is to further understand what motivates people and athletes with physical impairments to partake in adaptive recreation and sport. This study will explore motivations for participation in adaptive sport within theoretical lenses of Achievement Goal Theory (AGT), Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and the Five-Factor Model by Omar-Fauzee and colleagues (2010). In addition, this study examined the relationship between motives with sense of community and life satisfaction. Seventy-one participa... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Pryor, Nickolas T (Author) / Larsen, Dale (Advisor) / Legg, Eric (Committee member) / LaZear, Gus (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Recreation / Adaptive Sport / Disabled Sport / Sport Motivation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Community Resources and Development 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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