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Title: Paralympic legacy: exploring the impact of the Games on the perceptions of young people with disabilities
Authors: Coates, Janine
Vickerman, Philip
Keywords: Olympic Games
London 2012
Role models
Legacy
Mega-events
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Citation: COATES, J. and VICKERMAN, P., 2016. Paralympic legacy: exploring the impact of the Games on the perceptions of young people with disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, In Press.
Abstract: The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games aimed to deliver a legacy to citizens of the United Kingdom, which included inspiring a generation of young people to participate in sport. This study aimed to understand the legacy of the Paralympic Games for children with disabilities. Eight adolescents (11-16 years of age) with physical disabilities were interviewed about their perceptions of the Paralympic Games. Thematic analysis found three key themes which further our understanding about the Paralympic legacy. These were: Paralympians as role models; changing perceptions of disability and the motivating nature of the Paralympics. Findings demonstrate the Games were inspirational for children with disabilities, improving their self-perceptions. This is discussed in relation to previous literature and core recommendations are made.
Description: This paper is closed access until it is published.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22546
Publisher Link: http://journals.humankinetics.com/journal/apaq
ISSN: 0736-5829
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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