UK: barriers for disabled people when trying new sports UK 2014

To what extend do you feel that the following factors are a barrier to you, when trying a new sport?*

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Release date

November 2014

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

September 2013 to March 2014

Number of respondents

292/305**

Special properties

Participants in People Projects, funded by Sport England

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question unknown. Responses grouped according to source: The number of respondents varried for each barrier as follows:

"The rating scale provided had 7 points where 1 was ‘not at all a barrier’ and 7 was ‘to a great extent’. Ratings 1-3 were combined to produce a measure for ‘not a problem’ and 5-7 combined into a single score for ‘a problem’. The neither/nor (N/N) scores are represented by those who selected the median rank of ‘4’."


** Number of respondents varies between 292 and 305 per question:

Attitude of others (302), Lack of confidence: I don't know if I am physically able to do the sport (303), Geography / location: The sport I want to do is too far away from me (292), Lack of appropriate / accessible facilities or equipment (301), Unaware of where to look to find out about it (302), Lack of support: I don't have the support of others to do it (305), Health and Safety (302), Cost: It is too expensive to travel to the sport I want to do (293), Cost: Participating in the activity itself is too expensive (293).
The source adds the following information: "The rating scale provided had 7 points where 1 was 'not at all a barrier' and 7 was 'to a great extend'. Rating 1-3 were combined to produce a measure for 'not a problem' and 5-7 combined into a single score for 'a problem'. The neither/nor (N/N) scores are represented by those who selected the median rank of '4'."

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