Self-Perceived Scholastic Competence, Athletic Competence, and Physical Appearance Are Enhanced in Children and Young Adults with Physical Disabilities Following a Community-Based Running Program

AbstractChildren and young adults with physical disabilities consistently report low self-concept across multiple domains. The purpose of this study was to (1) determine if a community-based running program working to improve physical activity patterns in children and young adults with physical disabilities also affected self-concept, and (2) identify specific self-concept domains affected by the community-based running program. Twenty children and young adults (17 males, 3 females, 7 –24 years) participated in a community-based running program. The 10-week community-based program occurred twice weekly with a time-based progression of total run time each week. The Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC) was used to assess self-concept at baseline and following the program. Data were analyzed for 19 participants using mixed analysis of variance models. Mean improvements were noted in each subscale of the SPPC. Significant main effects (p  
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research

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