Self-Efficacy, Task and Ego Orientation, and Family Support in Wheelchair and Able-Bodied Basketball Players
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Yeshayahu Hutzler, Ronit ShemeshSelf-Efficacy, Task and Ego Orientation, and Family Support in Wheelchair and Able-Bodied Basketball Players

This study investigated motivational aspects of participation in 57 wheelchair and 70 able-bodied basketball players (WBP and ABP, respectively) and across the sport classification system. An instrument for measuring basketball self-efficacy (SE) was used as well as the Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ) and questions on family encouragement and sport activity. Statistical analysis across participants was adjusted for age and hours trained per week. Results revealed significantly reduced goal perspectives and increased family encouragement in WBP compared to ABP and lower basketball SE in players classified as low compared to high pointers. These findings should assist therapeutic recreation professionals and sport practitioners to better design and conduct programs with athletes using wheelchairs.


Author Yeshayahu Hutzler, Ronit Shemesh
Volume Vol 46, No 2 (2012)
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