Challenges faced by individuals with disabilities participating in Paralympic games

Suhail Al-Zoubi*, Abedalbasit Al-Shorman, Mansour Al Tauqi

*Corresponding author for this work

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The aim of this study was to identify the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities participating in the Paralympic games. The sample consisted of (64) participants with physical, visual and hearing disabilities enrolled in Oman Paralympic Committee and Jordan Paralympic Committee. To achieve the objective of the study, an electronic rating scale was developed and distributed to the participants. The scale consisted of (60) items divided into three subscales: administrative and technical challenges, logistics challenges, and psychological and social challenges. The results indicated that the participants face a number of challenges in the administrative, technical, psychological and social, financial, and logistics but the level of these challenges differs according to the country in favor of individuals with disabilities in Jordan and no statistical differences due to the type of disability. This study recommended establishing of academic programs in Jordanian and Omani universities to prepare trainers in the sport of individuals with disabilities, holding workshops for employees in this sport, and including players with health insurance and social security.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-184
Number of pages22
JournalAn-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • Challenges
  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • Jordan Paralympic Committee
  • Oman Paralympic Committee
  • Paralympic Games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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