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Research on Self-Esteem Levels of Visually Handicapped Individuals Who Do and Do not Perform Sports

Version 1 : Received: 4 May 2018 / Approved: 9 May 2018 / Online: 9 May 2018 (04:50:46 CEST)

How to cite: Dalbudak, İ.; Yiğit, Ş.; Ramazanoğlu, F. Research on Self-Esteem Levels of Visually Handicapped Individuals Who Do and Do not Perform Sports. Preprints 2018, 2018050135 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0135.v1). Dalbudak, İ.; Yiğit, Ş.; Ramazanoğlu, F. Research on Self-Esteem Levels of Visually Handicapped Individuals Who Do and Do not Perform Sports. Preprints 2018, 2018050135 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0135.v1).

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the self-esteem levels of visually handicapped individuals who do sports and do’t do sports. There were 106 sportsmen and 94 persons with visual handicapped (200 in total) who participated in the research clubs in the province of Izmir. As the sub-problems, the relationship between the genders of participant who visually handicapped and not visually handicapped was investigated. The study consists of two parts. In the first part, the demographic characteristics of the participants were determined; in the second part Rosenberg Self Value scale consisting of 10 questions was used. Data were analyzed with SPSS 18.00 package program. T test, correlation analysis, descriptive statistics were applied to test hypotheses of the study. The research found that there is a significant difference between the self-esteem levels of individuals with and without visually handicapped sports (P <0.05). No statistically significant difference was found between the self-esteem levels of the sportsmen and the sportswomen (P> 0,05). There was no significant difference in the self-esteem levels of visually handicapped individuals who played individual sports and team sports (P> 0,05). As a result, it has been seen that sports have a positive effect on self-esteem in visually handicapped individuals and they contribute and hold to life more meaningful.

Subject Areas

visually handicapped; visually handicapped sportsman; rosenberg self- esteem

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