Title Investigation of the Effects of Sport Activities on Disabled Persons, Social Adaptation and Their Socialization by Spor
Authors Osman ÇEVİK, Kemal KABASAKAL
Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of sport activities on disabled persons social adaptation and their socialization by sport. The study consists of two parts. The first part is comprised of scanning study made with the aim of determining mentally disable’s sport conditions who live in the centre of Karaman city. The second part comprise of a workshop which consists of activities done for observing mentally disabled children’s socializing and adaptation to society with the aim of observing sports’ effects. The first part totally 57 questions, 13 of which are demographic features, 10 of which are about their disability and 34 of which are about socializing, were asked to 43 mentally disabled people. Some of the acquired data were evaluated with frequency and size percentage and some of them were averaged and the outcomes were interpreted. According to these outcomes, it is come out that some participants see their friends and give reasonable answers to the questions but most of them do not do sports and are inadequate to make dialogues and contribute to their family on decisions. In the second part 13 trainable mentally disabled children, (3 girls, 10 boys) who are between 0-12 age group and have education at some primary schools affiliated with Karaman Provincial Directorate for National Education, were processed with a planned study programme for 8 months. Data gathered at the end of the study were analyzed with the help of “sign test” in the matched groups and some progresses were seen in the course of events. Besides, these progresses on these children were observed visually.
Keywords Mentally disabled, Sport, Socializing, Social adaptation.
Journal IJSES - International Journal of Social and Economic Sciences
Issue Issue 2
Page 074-083
Year 2013
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