Factors affecting volunteer participation in sport for the disabled

Kotomi Shiota, Akane Tokui
2016 Taiikugaku kenkyu (Japan Journal of Physical Education Health and Sport Sciences)  
AbstractPurposeThis study analyzed the status of sport for the disabled and identiˆed factors for increasing volunteer participation in disabled sport. MethodThe 548 respondents of the study were registered with an internet research company and the data generated from their responses were analyzed. The focus of our investigation included"subject attributes,""recognition of disabled sports events," and"degree of interest in watching or participating in disabled sports" as factors related to
more » ... actors related to volunteer motivation. Covariance structure analysis using Amos was performed for the purposes of the study. ResultsThe statistical data revealed that the score for watching and participating in disabled sports was strongly related to prediction of volunteer motivation. It explained the dependent variable 60 in these 2 factors. ConclusionAs noted earlier, participation in disabled sports events was strongly related to volunteer motivation. This has a good eŠect in terms of understanding and self-understanding the experience with disabled persons directly rather than indirectly. Speciˆcally, direct experience of disabled sports activity is eŠective for establishing a symbiotic relationship, and a heightened level of awareness of the special needs that a volunteer can readily address. Supporting this aspect is necessary in order to motivate a positive and independent volunteer spirit.
doi:10.5432/jjpehss.15081 fatcat:m6etfbcr2jfudamowoyes5lz2i