When sitting becomes sport: life stories in sitting volleyball

Charalampos, S., Silva, C.F. ORCID: 0000-0003-3643-8293 and Kudlacek, M., 2015. When sitting becomes sport: life stories in sitting volleyball. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 8 (1), pp. 30-44. ISSN 1803-3857

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Results of recent studies support a growing literature which indicates that exercise and physical activity are associated with better quality of life and health outcomes. The purpose of the present qualitative study is to gain a deeper insight into how sitting volleyball players perceive the impact of the sport on their lives. So far, the research in the field of disability and sport has tended to focus on ideological approaches rather than empiricism. Thus, the present study explores how the participants experience their disability and their involvement in sport. The research was conducted with a group of 5 male sitting volleyball players (aged 32 to 61 years old) in Athens, Greece. Data were collected primarily through
audio-recorded, semi-structured in-depth interviews and enriched with participant observation field notes. Data was analysed following an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as the aim of the research was to capture the players’ perceptions of their participation in sitting volleyball.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity
Creators: Charalampos, S., Silva, C.F. and Kudlacek, M.
Publisher: European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
Date: 2015
Volume: 8
Number: 1
ISSN: 1803-3857
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 21 Mar 2016 12:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:00
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27180

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