The psychological benefits of Special Olympic involvement
Watts, C. 2011. The psychological benefits of Special Olympic involvement. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A is a review of the current literature on sports involvement with respect to people with learning disabilities. It begins by describing the health status of people with learning disabilities and provides a context of sport and wellbeing in the general population. It continues by describing four reviews of the literature exploring people with learning disabilities with respect to sports involvement. This section ends with a description of the Special Olympics research and suggests future research needs in this area.
|Keywords||Learning disability; Sport; Self-esteem; Stress; Social networks; Quality of life|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||30 Nov 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|