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Sport in the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities: negotiating disability, identity and belonging

Smith, Louisa, Wedgwood, Nikki, Llewellyn, Gwynnyth and Shuttleworth, Russell Peter 2015, Sport in the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities: negotiating disability, identity and belonging, Journal of sport for development, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 61-70.

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Title Sport in the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities: negotiating disability, identity and belonging
Author(s) Smith, Louisa
Wedgwood, Nikki
Llewellyn, Gwynnyth
Shuttleworth, Russell PeterORCID iD for Shuttleworth, Russell Peter orcid.org/0000-0002-5383-9948
Journal name Journal of sport for development
Volume number 3
Issue number 5
Start page 61
End page 70
Total pages 9
Publisher Vera Solutions
Place of publication Cambridge, Mass.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2330-0574
Keyword(s) Sport
Intellectual disability
Identity
Disability sport
Summary Whilst there is now a growing body of sociological research on the role of sport in the social, gender and identity rehabilitation of people with physical impairments, research on the role of sport in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities primarily focuses on improving fitness, health and social interactions. Yet sport is not only a form of physical exercise, competition or leisure—it is also a powerful social institution within which social structures and power relations are reproduced and, less frequently, challenged. This paper provides insights into the role of sport and physical activity in the lives of four young Australians with intellectual disabilities or cognitive limitations from their own perspectives. Data from life history interviews elicits rich and in-depth insights, revealing that the meanings these young people give to their sporting experiences include—but also go beyond—concerns with fitness, health and social interactions. Though by no means representative of the role of sport for all young people with intellectual disabilities, it is evident that these four young people use sport to negotiate complex emotional worlds around disability, identity, and belonging—much like their physically impaired counterparts.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Vera Solutions
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082729

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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