Activity and possible kinetic difficulties (Doctoral thesis)

Γκατζόγια, Δήμητρα

One of the developmental areas which is lagging behind in people with autism, is that of social development and self-esteem due to possible mobility difficulties. This thesis explores the effect of physical activity and Possible Motive Difficulties on Social Behavior and Self-esteem in People with Diagnosis in the Autistic Spectrum. In order to accomplish the goal, firstly the present research, officially identifies in Greece subjects in the autistic spectrum and also the type of autism that they belong and then according to the above this thesis investigates:The level of Physical Activity and the factors that affect it. The Level of Possible Motive Difficulties or Possible Developmental Disorder of the Arrangement. The social behavior that these people shape and acquire through playing, movement, exercise, physical activity and the factors that affect it. The effect of demographic characteristics, hand preference, physical activity in school or out of school, kind of individual or group activity, preference in the game type. Their self-esteem and the impact of physical activity on their self-esteem. The Effect of Physical Activity on the Social Behavior of the Individual with Autism. The effect of potential motive difficulties on the self esteem and the social behavior of the person with autism.The study included subjects from 3 to 22 years old in the autistic spectrum (151 persons). Four weighted questionnaires were used for the conduction of the research: :Godri Leisure - Time Exercise Questionnaire (Godin & Shephard, 1985), The Sherill (UVA - APE) (Sherill, 2004) , Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Henderson & Sugden, 1992) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965).The findings show that cooperative and fellow play can positively influence the development of social behaviors in subjects with autism, but no corresponding positive effect from physical activity was observed. From the survey data, it was observed that as much as the motor skills of people with autism are reduced and the environment is shaped to exacerbate possible motoric difficulties, the greater the degree of social dysfunction and the severity of the disorder are, and this is reflected in daily activities and playing.
Alternative title / Subtitle: η επίδρασή τους στην κοινωνική συμπεριφορά και αυτοεκτίμηση ατόμων με αυτισμό
their effect on social behavior and self - esteem of people with autism
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Νηπιαγωγών
Subject classification: Φυσική δραστηριότητα
Keywords: Διαταραχή αυτιστικού φάσματος (ΔΑΦ),Φυσική δραστηριότητα,Παιχνίδι,Συνεργατικό παιχνίδι,Κοινωνική ανάπτυξη,Πιθανές κινητικές δυσκολίες,Αυτοεκτίμηση
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