Research Studies

The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association is proud to support research studies that impact our wheelchair sport community and athletes. Please see below for current research studies that you may be able to support or participate in:

Sport Psychology Research Study – Wayne State University

The Wayne State University Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies is seeking current wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby athletes who are at least 18 years old to participate in a sport psychology research study.  You have been contacted because you are working with either a wheelchair basketball or wheelchair rugby team and we ask that you kindly forward the study survey link (see below) to your athletes. The purpose of this study is to examine various psychological components in wheelchair athletes (e.g. perfectionism).

Participation in this study involves:

  1. A time commitment of approximately 10 minutes for online study completion

*Upon completion, athletes will be entered into a raffle where they could win one of 20, $100 AMAZON GIFT CARDS as a thank you for taking the time to complete the study.

The survey link can be found here:

For more information about this study, please contact the principal investigator, Frazer Atkinson by email at

Frazer Atkinson, M.S.
Doctoral Student
Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
Wayne State University

For further information or research submissions please contact