Mladen Protic, Humanitarian Organization “Partner”, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Igor Vuckovic, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Hercegovina


The investigation aimed to determine if sport motivation for engagement to the sitting
volleyball differed between groups of participants, sorted by 6 criterions. 88 athletes (M: 83 and
F: 5) participated in this research, including sitting volleyball players in origin from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Greece. The data are collected using the Sitting
Volleyball Participation Survey, which is modified version of Disability Sport Participation
Questionaire (Wu, & Williams, 2001), designed for investigation of motives for sport
participation among persons with disability. Descriptive statistics and Non parametric Mann-
Whitney-U test within the SPSS 16.0, were used for statistical analysis. The results inicated that
motiv of Socialisation (78.8 %) is the prime factor of sitting volleyball participation. Statistically
significant differences between chosen groups of participants haven’t been found, except the fact
that players who experienced injury in younger age emphasize the importance of sport
competition for their sport participation.

Keywords: sitting volleyball, motivation, physical disability


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