CHALLENGES OF SPORTS PARTICIPATION FOR STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT: A QUANTITATIVE INQUIRY
Numerous aspects of a person's well-being can be improved through sports and physical activity (Ilhan et al., 2021). It is responsible for healthiness, and has a direct influence on one's capacity to carry out everyday tasks (Engel-Yeger & Hamed-Daher, 2013). This study looked for the obstacles to physical activity for students with physical impairments in Pakistan. The research was primarily descriptive in nature. Students with physical impairment studying at higher education level were approached to select the sample. 100 students with physical impairment from University of the Punjab, University of Education, Government College Women University, Faisalabad and University of Management and Technology, Lahore were selected as sample through convenient sampling approach for this investigation. The information was gathered through the use of a questionnaire. The descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the information gathered. Findings revealed that pupils with physical impairment face a number of hurdles to sports participation, including discriminatory practices by community, inequitable access to sports, the expulsion of fellow students, a lack of accessible transportation and a negative perception from typically developing peers.