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Döva och hörselskadade i en hörande träningsvärld: En kvalitativ studie om döva och hörselskadade personers erfarenheter av träning
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study used qualitative methodology to investigate difficulties among people with hearing impairments and deaf people. The study included eight respondents (three people with hearing impairments and five deaf people). An interpreter was used during the interviews. The purpose of the study was to describe and analyse if people with hearing impairments experienced their exercising differentely than hearing people. The most common exercises among the respondents were walking, weight training and cycling/spinning. The respondents with hearing impairments did appreciate group activities with instructors rather than the deaf respondents that did appreciate weigth training and walking. Among the deaf respondents, factor of feeling good were the best motivation. Among the respondents with hearing impairments, to get in shape, were the best motivational factor. The results also showed that the respondents experienced a positive approach to exercising if people around promoted and supported them. If not, the approach to exercising became negative. The terms stigmatization, normalization and identity impregnate the study to explain the difficulties of the respondents exercising. In contrast with the exercising, the majority of the respondents aimed for a body image that were thinner than themselves. At the same time, the results showed that it was important to feel good within. Finally, the respondents asked for to be treated as equals – as people without disabilities – in the hearing world of exercise.

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Keyword [en]
hearing, impairment, deaf, exercise, body image
Keyword [sv]
hörselskada, döv, träning, kroppsideal
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108485OAI: diva2:853157
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Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2015-09-11 Created: 2015-09-11 Last updated: 2015-09-11Bibliographically approved

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