The impact of an educational course for swimming on free style swimming performance and life skills for deaf students

Mohammad Hassan Abu Altaieb, Khitam Mousa Ay, Mohammad Fayez Al Dababseh, Mo'ath Fakhri Bataineh, Ali M. Al-Nawaiseh, Akef Taifour

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of an educational course for swimming on free style swimming performance and life skills for deaf students.  Subjects were (10) male deaf students who were attended  to swimming courses level (1) in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Jordan, with  mean age of (M age = 20.4 SD =1.35). After completing the Life skills through swimming context scale (Bayyat et al., 2016) and practical pre-test of free style swimming skills performance,  subjects executed both physical practice of the free style swimming skills performance during a program conceited of  eighteen sessions, 3 sessions a week, for 6-weeks, 60 mints per session, and life skills development dialogues program which focused on certain life skills (Communications, teamwork,  self confidence / self –Esteem, problem solving and decision-making/responsibility).After 6-weeks all subjects  completed  a post  life skills questionnaire which measured the changes in their  life skills level after learning the  free style swimming skills  performance, they also went through a post  practical subjective performance evaluation post-test which measured their level of the  free style swimming skills  performance. Statistical analysis was processed by SPSS. The results showed significant differences between pre and post-test in life skills dimensions and significant differences between pre and post-test in free style swimming performance level for the subject of this study. In conclusions the educational course for swimming had a positive impact on free style swimming performance and on life skills for deaf students in the faculty of physical education at the University of Jordan.


Keywords

EDUCATIONAL COURSE, LIFE SKILLS, FREE STYLE, SWIMMING, DEAF STUDENTS

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2017.124.13





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