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Participation in paralympic sports: What it means to female student-athletes with disabilities

Mohamad Diah, Nurazzura and Abd Rahim, Badruel Hairiel (2019) Participation in paralympic sports: What it means to female student-athletes with disabilities. In: 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019), 13th-15th July 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Women’s involvement in sports continues to evolve over the years. This scenario has affected their socialization process and altered their life expectations. This paper examines the non-sport factors of sports participation among female student-athletes with disabilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ten participants (N=10) were recruited using the purposive sampling technique. All participants were female student-athletes with disabilities, aged between 13-17 years old, from the Malay, Chinese and Indian ethnic group. They have competed in goalball, para-athletics and para-swimming. All data were analysed using thematic analysis. Results of this study show: i) sport is considered a mechanism to achieve different life goals, ii) sport is an avenue to express their emotions and iii) civic identity is promoted through their participation in sports. In short, sport is vital in the life of female student-athletes with disabilities as it empowers them to be their best and makes them feel good about themselves.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2612/77554
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability; education; female; health; Paralympic sports
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1390 Education of special classes of persons
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC8 Forms of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: DR NURAZZURA MOHAMAD DIAH
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 10:35
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 13:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77554

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