TITLE

PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF WHEELCHAIR RUGBY AND ITS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AMERICAN AND JAPANESE PLAYERS

AUTHOR(S)
SHINICHI NAGATA; LONG, TERRY; ROBERTSON, TERRY; SYMONDS, MATTHEW
PUB. DATE
October 2017
SOURCE
Palaestra;2017, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study investigated the impact of wheelchair rugby participation on three psychological variables, as well as differences between American and Japanese wheelchair rugby players. A total of 84 wheelchair rugby players (58 Americans and 26 Japanese) responded to an electronic survey designed to allow for both post-hoc and retrospective pretest measurements. The results of repeated measures ANOVA indicated a positive effects of wheelchair rugby participation on life satisfaction, self-esteem, and athletic identity. The results also indicated that Americans scored higher than Japanese participants in both pretest and posttest in life satisfaction and self-esteem. Americans also demonstrated greater improvement in life satisfaction. Athletic identity was improved through wheelchair rugby participation but there were no differences between Americans and Japanese.
ACCESSION #
126273860

 

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