College wheelchair athletes' reflections on their physical education experiences

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dc.contributor Mutua, Kagendo
dc.contributor Richardson, Mark T.
dc.contributor Sinelnikov, Oleg A.
dc.contributor Stran, Margaret E.
dc.contributor.advisor Hardin, L. Brent
dc.contributor.author Hargreaves, Jean Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:36:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:36:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000383
dc.identifier.other Hargreaves_alatus_0004D_10462
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/889
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examined the reflections of 10 college wheelchair athletes with physical disabilities on their prior physical education experiences in elementary, middle, and high school. Using qualitative techniques, each participant was interviewed individually twice and then two separate focus group interviews were held. Each participant brought an artifact with them to their assigned focus group interview that represented their prior physical education experiences. Both the individual and focus group interviews were designed to establish how these college wheelchair athletes with physical disabilities reflect back on their prior physical education experiences. Using analytic induction, the data analysis revealed five themes: (a) the participants felt they were included in physical education, but not really equally and meaningfully; (b) physical fitness testing was the most remembered physical education experience; (c) the participants' sporting experiences were recognized by the school; (d) overall, the participants' physical education experiences were enjoyable; and (e) the participants have suggestions for physical educators on including individuals with disabilities in physical education. Also, within four of these overall themes, several sub-themes emerged. Although this study was limited to the reflections of these 10 college wheelchair athletes with physical disabilities on their prior physical education experiences, the themes found in this study provide a basis for future studies on how individuals with physical disabilities experience physical education.
dc.format.extent 136 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Kinesiology
dc.subject.other Education, Physical
dc.title College wheelchair athletes' reflections on their physical education experiences
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Kinesiology
etdms.degree.discipline Human Performance
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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