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Equal abilities – the Swedish parasport federation and the inclusion process
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (DISLIFE)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. (DISLIFE)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6080-173x
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). (DISLIFE)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9042-9166
2022 (English)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, Vol. 13, p. 111-129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A major organizational change is currently taking place in Swedish sports, with people labelled with disabilities leaving the Swedish Para-sport Federation (SPF) to participate in mainstream sports under the Swedish Sports Confederation. The aim of this study was to map the expectations of this ongoing process of the stakeholders of the SPF.  Based on a questionnaire with 130 respondents connected to the SPF we found that, overall, the respondents were optimistic about mixed training groups, something that could point towards the possibility of equality between PLwD (people labelled with disabilities) and mainstream athletes. However, a rather large number of respondents feared negative consequences in terms of the physical environment for PLwD. This means that inclusion may create a dilemma regarding the relationship between the individual and the environment. We conclude that inclusion works at different levels of organized sport and there is insufficient knowledge about the impact of inclusion.

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Malmö: Malmö University , 2022. Vol. 13, p. 111-129
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activity, parasport, athletes, sports organization
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-200583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-200583DiVA, id: diva2:1706074
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Likvärdiga villkor i Sveriges största folkrörelse (Forte)
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Liveable disabilities: Life courses and opportunity structures across time, Europeiska unionen – Horizon 2020
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EU, Horizon 2020, 647125Available from: 2022-10-25 Created: 2022-10-25 Last updated: 2022-12-21Bibliographically approved

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