Enabling Integration in Sports for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities

Enabling Integration in Sports for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities

Enabling Integration in Sports for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities

Enabling Integration in Sports for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilitiess

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Référence bibliographique [10131]

Grandisson, Marie, Tétreault, Sylvie et Freeman, Andrew R. 2012. «Enabling Integration in Sports for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities ». Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 25, no 3, p. 217-230.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«[T]he aim of this investigation was to explore the outcomes of sports participation for adolescents with intellectual disability, as well as to gain a better understanding of the factors that can facilitate or hinder the integration of these individuals in integrated sports specifically.» (p. 218)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Data were provided by a total of 79 individuals from two groups: (i) adolescents with intellectual disability (n = 20) and their parents (n = 20), and (ii) staff working with individuals with intellectual disability (n = 39).» (p. 221)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«In conclusion, this study’s findings suggest that the integration of adolescents with intellectual disability in sports can result in benefits for the individual and his/her family as well as for other members of his/her team. Sports represent an interesting modality to promote the health and social participation of this population. However, a number of elements must be considered when integrating an adolescent with intellectual disability in integrated sports. The identification of personal and environmental factors strongly suggests that actions must be aimed at building the capacity of adolescents with intellectual disability, their parents and their local communities […]. The promotion of a more inclusive society may lead to a greater acceptance of individuals with disabilities in integrated sports and in other activities. There remains a need to further explore the barriers and facilitators to the integration of individuals with intellectual disability in integrated sports, especially from the perspectives of coaches and non-disabled athletes. This study represents a step towards enabling the integration of adolescents with intellectual disability in sports alongside their non-disabled peers.» (p. 228) Note : La plupart des parents ont indiqué que la participation à un sport donne à leur enfant de la fierté et améliore les relations parents/enfants.