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Risks to participating may include feelings of discomfort generated by the content of the questions asked, in particular the questions relating to any experiences of stress. You will not have to answer any questions that you are uncomfortable with and you...
Yes! Parents of athlete's who are males or females can participate in this study! The study seeks to see the differences between male and female athletes and the various factors that motivate them to participate in Special Olympics.
No, if you're currently residing in a different province in Canada (ex.Manitoba, British Columbia etc.) you cannot participate in this study. The focus of this study is solely on athletes ages 11-21 ONLY IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
No, if your child is only involved in school programs then they can't take part in this Research Project. You can participate in this research study only if your child is an athlete for Special Olympics and takes part in Special Olympics community program...
No, doing it online is not the only option! The parent survey can also be mailed to you in hard-copy/paper format. You can fill it out with a writing utensil. The instructions are included in the package that you receive in the mail. The instruction...
No, ONLY ONE PARENT OR CAREGIVER needs to complete the survey.
Yes, a flyer has been made by the Research team at York University. See the PDF attachment below.
Yes! This research has been approved by the Ethics Review Board of York University.
Thus far about 325 parents have completed the parent survey, which is great, but we'd like to increase the number of participants so we can ensure more accurate results!
York University has partnered with Special Olympics Ontario and Special Olympics Canada to conduct this research. Parents will be asked questions about their children, family, social and sport experiences. After the parent survey is complete, the re...
Yes, you can skip any question you don't want to answer. You are not obligated to answer questions you don't like/approve of. The team at York University will never force their participants to complete a question if they're uncomfortable with answering it...
If you'd like to participate and complete the parent survey, please visit: www.specialolympicsontario.com/parentsurvey [1] Links: ------ [1] http://www.specialolympicsontario.com/parentsurvey
No, there is no time limit. You can answer as many questions as you'd like, then save it as a draft and then continue when you're ready/have the time. There is not time limit (ex. one hour and then it times out). Take your time! However, the researc...
For starters, by participating you can win a PIZZA PARTY for your athlete's entire team! Secondly, the INFORMED RESEARCH is vital for coaches, parents, athletes and the community to understand the importance of sport to athlete's with intellectual d...
This survey is important because your feedback will help us understand how and why athletes participate in sport as well as in other home, community and school activities. We also want to learn about their well-being and that of your family. We hope that ...
PREDICTORS OF SPORT PARTICIPATION IN YOUTH WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY: WHO GET AND STAYS INVOLVED (THE SPY-ID PROJECT) Participation in sport is an important activity for Canadian youth with and without disabilities, linked to numerous benefits. You...
The title of this Research Project is: PREDICTORS OF SPORT PARTICIPATION IN YOUTH WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY: WHO GET AND STAYS INVOLVED (THE SPY-ID PROJECT)
The Research team from York University will make sure to talk to families about sport, and talk to sport agencies about ways to better include athletes with intellectual disability. The research team will also write a report that can help organizati...
Research partners include: York University, Canadian Heritage: Sport Canada and Special Olympics Ontario
If have any questions, please contact Lauren Wolman at laurenw@specialolympicsontario.ca or call (416) 447-8326 x 257 and leave a message and she will respond to you as soon as possible.
We are inviting all parents of athletes who are between the ages of 11 - 21 years of age in Ontario to participate in this survey. Only parents of athletes (not the athlete's themselves) can participate in the parent survey. After the parents surve...
The research is being conducted primarily by Dr. Jonathan Weiss, a researcher from York University. Also involved on the research team are Drs. Yona Lunsky, Jessica Fraser-Thomas, Rob Balogh, and Jean Côté .
No. The parents and athletes' identity will remain anonymous and no one will have access to the answers aside from the Research Team at York University. No names will be given out and specific details will be exposed to the public. The team at York Uni...
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