The impact of the environment on elite wheelchair basketball athletes: a cross-case comparison

Kean, Bridie and Gray, Marion and Verdonck, Michele and Burkett, Brendan and Oprescu, Florin (2017) The impact of the environment on elite wheelchair basketball athletes: a cross-case comparison. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9 (4). pp. 485-498. ISSN 2159-676X


Abstract

The physical and social environment impacts on athletic performance. However, previous research has focused mainly on able-bodied sport, with fewer studies being conducted on para-sport programmes. The purpose of this study was to describe the impact of the social and physical environment on wheelchair basketball athletes. A multiple case study method was used to compare two different settings: Australian wheelchair basketball and a collegiate wheelchair basketball programme in the USA. Data analyses were undertaken in line with case study method and both cases were analysed separately followed by a cross-case comparison to determine similarities. The environmental facilitators consistent across both cases provide recommendations for the development of high performance para-sport. These recommendations include providing accessible training facilities, financial support for specialised equipment, and access to high quality coaching.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2022 04:38
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 00:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: Para-sport, high performance sport, Paralympic sport, disability, sports for persons with a disability, wheelchair basketball, case study, Human Movement and Sports Science, Sociology
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441099 Sociology not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420702 Exercise physiology
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1311278
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45108

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