BELIEFS ABOUT THE SOCIAL INCLUSION AND THE ADAPTED SPORTS, OF ATHLETES, COACHES AND MANAGERS OF SPORT FEDERATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Jordi Segura, Josep-Oriol Mart√?¬≠nez-Ferrer, Myriam Guerra and S√?¬≠lvia Barnet
Policies are open in order to promote integration of adapted
sport into general sport. The project Blanquerna Inclusion would bring
knowledge and strategies to facilitate the process of social inclusion in the sports
system. The project will involve athletes, technicians and managers, representing
single sport federations and federations of sports for people with disabilities.
As a first step, from a sociocognitive perspective, beliefs and attitude are
evaluated into a group of participants, in all three roles, representing the
federations of sports for people with disabilities. A technique based on Fishbein
and Ajzen model and a content analysis strategy, using triangulation of expert
judges, will be used. We describe differences in attitudes between men and
women, over their conception of adapted sports and athletes with disabilities,
and differences in beliefs about social inclusion, among the group of athletes
and the group of coaches and managers.