Examination of Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence: A Comparison for Adolesence with Visual Impairments Doing Sport or Not Doing Sport

  •  Cengiz Taskin    


The aim of this study was examination of academic achievement of early adolescents with visual impairments. Eighty eight children from Turkey, (age=12.30±1.22 years; height=144.10±5.51 cm; weight=41.45±4.68 kg) for twenty female athletes, (age=12.30±1.79; height=151.04±7.49 cm; weight=48.18±7.63 kg) for twenty seven male athletes, and (age=11.52±1.44 years; height=143.86±6.66 cm; weight=45.95±6.30 kg) for twenty one female sedentary, (age=12.95±1.00; height=146.55±5.61 cm; weight=47.60±4.84 kg) for twenty male sedentary, participated as volunteer in this research. All athletes and sedentary had 3 of sport classifications for the blind. A significantly differences was found between athletes and sedentary in the early adolescencewith visual impairments (p≤0.05). There was no significantly differences between the females and males in the early adolescencewith visual impairments (p≥0.05). There was no interaction between gender in the early adolescencewith visual impairments group (p>0.05). In conclusion, when visually impaired individuals do sport, their self-confidence increases, they appear to keep themselves away from stress and anxiety and show high motivation in class environments. Finally, they become more successful individuals in their academic career.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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