Supporting inclusive physical literacy development in leisure settings: Building on the affective dimension
This study stems from a partnership with the YMCA of Montreal (Canada) summer day camp for the purpose of testing the tool and related training developed for their inclusive physical literacy program. Focused on the affective dimension, the study aims to evaluate the appreciation of the training, verify the disparity between camp counsellors and companions’ initial intention to use the 15 motivational strategies and the actual frequency of use, and verify the evolution of their beliefs in terms of these strategies. Data were collected through two online questionnaires (June and August 2021) from 35 camp counsellors and 43 companions. Overall, participants appreciated the training and reported a high intention to use the motivational strategies. Camp counsellors reported a lower frequency of use and a decline in their beliefs regarding five motivational strategies, while companions reported a lower frequency of use towards six strategies but more favourable beliefs towards two strategies.
Keywords: summer camp staff, motivation, disabilities, special needs, training
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