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Return to Society: A Case Study of the Psychology Impact of Taekwondo Training on the Handicapped Athlete

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2020.83021    30 Downloads   72 Views

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This article takes advantage of the author’s taekwondo teaching opportunities for handicapped athlete in Beijing para taekwondo team. Using literature, interview and qualitative research methods to analyze the psychology impact of handicapped athletes’ participate in taekwondo on their return to society. The main contributors to improve their mental health are increased about Anti-frustration ability increased (12/12), respect for others (7/7), reduced inferiority and loneliness (5/5). Participating in Taekwondo training improved mental health of handicapped people, especially their sense of identity. The results also showed the positive influence not only in evaluation by others but also their future career developments, ultimately lead them better integrate into society.

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Xia, Z. , He, H. and Wu, J. (2020) Return to Society: A Case Study of the Psychology Impact of Taekwondo Training on the Handicapped Athlete. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 8, 228-238. doi: 10.4236/jss.2020.83021.

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