An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The study aimed to identify the patterns of healthy behavior which common among physical disabled athletes in Jordanian sport clubs, and the differences in the level of healthy behavior according to the variables: the club, the game, sex, age, and level of education. The sample of this study included (101) Players from Jordanian sport clubs for physical disabled athletes. The sample of this study was chosen randomly. Then, the researcher designed a questionnaire to identify the patterns of healthy behavior. The questionnaire distributed into four axises: (73) items were about personal healthy behaviors which related to training or competition, (18) items were about risky behaviors (smoking, alcohol, steroids, stimulants, narcotics), (24) items were about food and feeding habits, (13) items were about positive healthy behaviors. The data of this study are analyzed by using descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, and rank) for each variable of the study variables, T- Test, ANOVA (analysis variance) followed by a comparable dimensional test as well as the significance and coefficient of Cronbach's alpha. The results indicated that the response of the sample to measure health behavior characterized normally and propensity toward moderation, as the similarity of healthy behavior among members of the same research due to the variables (educational qualification, age, sex, type of game which practiced) in general and the partial effect of the sex factors in the fields of risky behaviors and clubs that belong to players between the clubs (the future and Alwafa) and (Alwafa and national) in the field of risky behaviors.