Psychological Evaluations of Sports Persons with Disability

Topics: Psychology, Anxiety, Neuroticism Pages: 6 (2399 words) Published: May 19, 2014
Journal of Education and Practice
ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online)
Vol 3, No 6, 2012

Psychological Evaluation of Sports Persons with Disability
Syed. Tariq Murtaza, Mohd. Imran*
Department of Physical Health and Sports Education,Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 202002, (U.P.), India.
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Acknowledgement: the authors would like to acknowledge the cooperation of UGC-SAP (DRS-I) Programme, Department of Physical Health and Sports Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to compare the sensation seeking and anxiety state of sports person with impairment vision problem. The total thirty (15Cricketers and 15 Sprinters) male Open National tournament players were selected for this study. The age of the subjects were ranged between 18 to 25 years. The data on sensation seeking and anxiety state of the subjects were obtained by using a questionnaire developed by Neary and Zuckerman (1976). The t test was used to determine the difference between the mean score of the cricketers and sprinters. Results revealed that there was a significant difference between Cricketers and sprinters in their sensation seeking and anxiety state at 0.05 level of significance with 28 degree of freedom. Study showed that cricketers have higher level of sensation seeking and anxiety state as compared to sprinters. Key Words: Persons with vision impairment, Cricketers, Sprinters, Sensation Seeking and Anxiety State.



Very few people are aware of the fact that the Paralympics games are the gift of Second World War. After the Second World War patients suffering from various serious injuries were treated by various physicians and surgeons like Sir Ludwing Gutman. It was the Sir Ludwing Gudman who realized for the first time that the injury or disability of the body is not a disease or infirmity, rather it is a condition of the body, anyone can achieve any time by the some chronic disease or accident. He also realized that only games and sports are the ray of hope to increase the will power to such types of persons.

Physical education professionals owe the duty of serving the persons with disabilities. The mission of the physical education teacher is to promote the development of motor skills and abilities so that people can live healthful and productive lives and engage in recreational and sports activities of their choosing. The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2011 of Indian Constitution, a successors of ‘Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation), Act 1995’ advised full rights to play and participate in sports on an equal basis with other children. Sports persons with vision impairment follow the sight classification system developed by the International Blind Sports Association to ensure fair competition. The system uses three categories to chart the varying degrees of vision. An athlete in a sport under their designated category as follows: B1 - From no light perception at all in either eye up to light perception, but the inability to recognize objects or contours in any direction and at any distance.

B2 - From the ability to recognize objects or contours up at any distance or any direction to a visual acuity of 20/60 and/or a visual field of less than 5 degrees. B3 - From visual acuity above 2/60 to 6/60 vision and/or visual field of more than 5 degrees and less than 20 degrees.

A match of cricket is played between two teams of 11 players comprising a minimum of four B1 players, minimum of two B2 players, and a maximum of 5 B3 players. The composition of the team throughout the match will be as per the ratio of the three categories mentioned above. While


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