Employement of the First Graduates of the Department of Exercise and Sport Education in the Disabilities: A Qualitiative Research

Melike Esentas, Pınar Guzel, Mehmet Vural

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The aim of this study was to examine the views of the first graduates of the Exercise and Sports Department for Disabled on the employment situation and their attitudes towards disability. In the research we tried to determine the opinions of the first graduates of the Exercise and Sports Education Department for Disabled about the employment issues using the case study method among the qualitative research techniques. The study group of the research was constituted 11 participants who are the first graduates of the Exercise and Sports Department for Disabled. Semi-structured interview technique was used as data collection method in the study. The two stage interview form was consisted of the participants' personal information and the questions prepared about the research topic. Content analysis was used to analyze the data obtained from participants' views. Within the scope of this analysis technique the data coded via NVIVO software program. According to the results, the following four themes came up regarding the opinions of the first graduates of the Exercise and Sports Department for Disabled: "Future of the exercise and sport department for disabled", "Employment", "Gains in employment field" and "Attitudes towards the disabled".In our country, it is necessary to meet the employment expectations of the graduates of this department, opportunities for socialization of the disabled individuals, mostly concentrated in the field of sports and thus ensuring the social integration of these individuals. It has been concluded that these people will contribute to the development of this field by developing important projects and job opportunities for national and international development on behalf of the country.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v7i3.3954

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