Self-esteem levels among hearing Impaired athletes participating in the European Futsal championship


Acak M.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, cilt.4, ss.1523-1534, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1523-1534

Özet

This study examined the self-esteem levels of hearing impaired sportsmen living in different European countries according to certain variables. Data were collected form 103 male and 32 female athletes with at least 55 db hearing loss in both ears, who participated in 3rd European Deaf Futsal Championship, held in Switzerland. The ages of the athletes participating in the study ranged between 18 and 39 (average 24.49 years). The 10-item short form of the scale developed by Rosenberg was used to determine the self-esteem levels of the participants. A statistically significant difference was found in self-esteem levels according to gender, with higher self-esteem levels among hearing impaired males ((x) over bar = 1.20) than females ((x) over bar = 2.12). Self-esteem levels also varied significantly according to educational status, with higher self-esteem among hearing impaired university graduates than high school and secondary school graduates ((x) over bar = 0.82). More academic studies should be conducted to meet the expectations of hearing impaired people in every field and in order to create a highly-qualified and ideal impaired people, and so the availability of activities should be increased. Academic studies of other hearing athletes are important in terms of examining the impacts of the topic.