Research Study: Sport Experiences
Athletes Aged 14-21 with a Physical Disability Needed!
In partnership with the Canadian Disability Participation Project, York University School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences is looking for youth aged 14-21 with a physical disability to share their experience participating in sport for a new study titled Positive Youth Development: Adopting a new perspective for understanding the developmental outcomes associated with sport participation among youth with disabilities.
Study Background: Youth with disabilities face unique barriers that often limit their opportunities for sport participation. This highlights the need for programs that foster valuable and quality sport experiences that promote positive outcomes for youth with disabilities. Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a theoretical framework that is widely used to understand the developmental outcomes associated with youth sport participation. Yet, this framework is rarely used to understand sport participation among youth with disabilities. The purpose of this study is to examine the sport experiences of youth with disabilities through a PYD lens to better understand the developmental outcomes associated with sport participation and identify factors that influence these outcomes.
What’s involved? Participation will involve an interview (telephone or video chat), where participants will be asked questions about their sport experiences. Participants will also be asked to complete a brief online survey and fill-out a concept map outlining their sport experiences, prior to doing the interview
How long will it take? Approximately one (1) hour
If you (or your child) are interested or would like more information, please contact Amanda McKinnon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth will receive a $25 gift card as a thank you for their participation in this study!
This study has been approved by the York University Research Ethics Committee.