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Naderi A, sakinepoor A, Farhadi V, Shabani F. A Comparative Study of the Comparison of Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction, Self-esteem and Social Development between Disabled Athletes and Non-athletes with Disabilities. MEJDS. 2017; 7 :12-12
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1- Shahrood University of Technology
2- Islamic Azad University, Borujerd Branch
3- Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University
4- Allameh Tabatabai University
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Background and objective: The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life and life satisfaction, self-esteem and social development of disabled athletes and non-athletes with disabilities. Regular physical activity and exercise are of great importance for health and functioning of people with disabilities.
Method: This is a Causal-comparative study. Convenience sampling was used to recruit the participants. The participants were selected from among disabled athletes and non-athletes with disabilities. Research Instruments were a version of S. Coopersmith's (1967) Self-Esteem Inventory, and Wahtsman Social Development questionnaire and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener et al., 1985). T-test for independent groups and multivariate analysis of variance were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed a significant difference between athletes and non-athletes with disabilities in terms of quality of life and life satisfaction, self-esteem and social development, (0.001), (0.002), (0.001), (0.001). In other words, quality of life and life satisfaction, self-esteem and social development of disabled athletes is higher than non-athletes with disabilities. From Among the variables quality of life, self-esteem, social development, the variable vitality, general self-esteem and responsibility had the highest scores in comparison to other types.
Conclusion: Sports and physical activity can enhance self-esteem, social development, quality of life and life satisfaction among disabled athletes.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2015/12/6 | Accepted: 2016/05/19

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