This study aims at:
Preparing the psycho-social programme for increasing self-esteem of seated volleyball players,
Identifying the effect of the psycho-social programme on increasing self-esteem of seated volleyball players, and
Identifying the differences between the pre- and post-test of the experimental and control groups and the differences of the post-tests of the two groups in self-esteem scale.
To verify the aims of the study, the following hypotheses have been put:
There are statistical significant differences between self-esteem pre- and post-tests of the control and experimental groups.
There are statistical significant differences, in the degrees of self-esteem between the control and experimental groups in the post-tests.
The experimental design has been used for its suitability to the nature of the study. As for the sample of the study, it has been chosen purposefully; the experimental group is represented by the seated players in Ninevah who were (12) and the control group is represented by the seated players in Diala and who were also (12). The self-esteem scale was built and used by the researcher to collect data. Turning to the psycho-social programme, built by the researcher, it has been applied on the experimental group only. This application has been distributed on (12) sessions, (2) sessions per week. The two groups have been checked for equivalence in the variable of the study. To analyze the data, the (SPSS) statistical programme and other statistical tools have been used.
The following conclusions have been arrived at:
The appropriateness of self-esteem scale, built by the researcher, for its effect in increasing self-esteem of seated volleyball players in the experimental group .
There are statistical significant differences between the pre- and post-tests in self-esteem of the experimental group.
As for the recommendations, the most important ones are:
Adopting the scale of self-esteem for seated volleyball players and trying to apply it on other activities especially in disabled sports.
The necessity to enlighten trainers to have interest in psychological programmes for the disabled and to develop themselves through attending training sessions from time to time.
The necessity of the psychological advisor presence side by side with the technical trainer in all sport teams to help players and qualify them psychologically in addition to the physical, technical, and planning qualifications.