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Home advantage in Para-Sport

Francis, John ORCID: (2021) Home advantage in Para-Sport. In: Home Advantage in Sport: Causes and the Effect on Performance. Routledge, pp. 321-332. ISBN 9780367533267

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This chapter will discuss the current knowledge and awareness of how the phenomena of Home Advantage (HA) impacts Para sport performers. The word “Para” is a prefix from the Greek meaning of “alongside”. More recently, “Para” has been used interchangeably with “disability”, extending beyond sports solely associated with the Paralympic Games. For the purposes of this chapter, “Para” will be used to define all sports that are competed by individuals who are unable to participate in able-bodied sports due to an impairment. The first part of this chapter will explore the current research that has focused on HA in Para-sports through the means of counting medals and the need for more specialised knowledge and expertise presented. After that, Carron et al.'s (2005) revised HA conceptual framework is drawn on, acknowledging the challenges surrounding player classification in team sport, to critically examine the phenomenon within blind football and wheelchair basketball.

Item Type: Book Section
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in 'Home Advantage in Sport
Causes and the Effect on Performance'.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Para-sport, Home Advantage, sport, performance, team sport, player classification
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: John Francis
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 07:04
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023 01:00

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