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Impact of adapted alpine skiing on integration into society

Nika Šuc (2014) Impact of adapted alpine skiing on integration into society. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Alpine skiing is one of the most common and popular winter sports. It is accessible to the general crowd of people, who acquire adequate knowledge of physical ability and ski equipment. It also can be a great form of socializing, connecting with others, spend quality leisure time and much more. The purpose of the thesis is to present how the integration of adapted sports activities - alpine skiing impact on life satisfaction, self-esteem, sports identity and social integration of persons with physical disability against individuals who were not included or are not engaged regularly with adapted physical activity. The study, which covered Slovenian recreational adaptive alpine skiers and control group, we found that some aspects of subjective well being, self-esteem and sports identity are statistically significant between the research and the control group . All differences militate in favor of persons who are active in sports. They have better self-esteem, they are more satisfied with life and have a significantly higher sports identity. They spend their free time in the company of family or friends and take advantage of quality leisure time. In addition to the survey questionnaire, we collected demographic data and stratification characteristics, we used Diener scale of subjective life satisfaction, Tennessee scale for identifying self-esteem and a questionnaire to determine the identity of the sport.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: adapted alpine skiing, physically disabled person, life satisfaction, self-esteem, sports identity, social integration
    Number of Pages: 96
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Tjaša FilipčičMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10073929)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2170
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2014 11:21
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 14:16
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2170

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