ANTONIO ASCIONE, PATRIZIA BELFIORE, DAVIDE DI PALMA
Parthenope University, Via Medina, 40 - Naples, Italy
Sport is a key element in disability, it is a context of great support that often welcomes and receives important changes in how every subject can read and understand his special condition.
Therefore, given its characteristics, sport can contribute to enhancing and supporting psychological aspects that are funda- mental to the life of the disabled, improving his development and enhancing what he feels he is able to achieve.
Taking care of one's own physical and psychological well-being through sport allows reversing a life pattern from within, by creating new opportunities for growth through greater awareness, more intense quality of the relationships, and an important acquisition of new resources. Convincing and redefining positively, by experiencing and evaluating one's own limits as resources and qualities, supports the disabled and who revolves around his world, accepting difficulties and facing the issues under a differ- ent light.
Self-Efficacy, Resilience, Sport, Disability