Subjective well-being among young dancers with disabilities

Aujla, Imogen and Needham-Beck, Sarah (2019) Subjective well-being among young dancers with disabilities. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1034-912X

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Abstract

Little is known about the subjective wellbeing (SWB) of young dancers with disabilities and whether it changes over time. The aim of this study was to assess the SWB of young dancers with disabilities enrolled on an extracurricular inclusive talent development programme in the UK at two time points. Twenty-two young dancers completed the Personal Wellbeing Index for people with intellectual disability (Cummins & Lau, 2005) at the beginning of the academic year. Thirteen dancers completed the questionnaire a second time towards the end of the academic year. Scores were compared with normative values, and a Wilcoxon Signed Rank test was conducted to assess change over time. The participants reported high levels of SWB at both time points in comparison with normative values. There was no significant change in wellbeing scores over time. The study contributes to a growing body of literature suggesting that people with disabilities have high levels of SWB. Although causality cannot be assumed, inclusive dance programmes may contribute to SWB and allow young people with disabilities to overcome the barriers associated with physical activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dancing, Wellbeing, Disability, Talent, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Health (social science), Health Professions (miscellaneous)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
Divisions: Departments > Dance
Depositing User: Sarah Needham-Beck
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2019 13:24
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 10:02
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4224

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