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Relation of functional physical impairment and goal perspectives of wheelchair basketball players.

Authors
  • Fliess-Douer, Osnat
  • Hutzler, Yeshayahu
  • Vanlandewijck, Yves C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2003
Volume
96
Issue
3 Pt 1
Pages
755–758
Identifiers
PMID: 12831249
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study examined the relation of functional classification in wheelchair basketball and its relation to the theory of psychological goal perspectives for 59 adult male competitive players. Participants completed the 13-item Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire designed for wheelchair basketball players. Analyses indicated that Flemish wheelchair basketball players were similar in their goal perspectives to able-bodied athletes. The present sample was predominantly task-oriented. No significant differences were found between high-point and low-point players in their goal perspectives, indicating that players can be severely or minimally disabled and still share the same goal perspective and the same motivational profile. These findings are not consistent with the hypothesis that severity of disability is associated with the motivation profile of disabled athletes.

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