The concept of disability has become an important part of our lives. Disability can be congenital or can occur after an accident or trauma. Recognizing that every healthy individual is also a potential candidate for disability highlights the importance of this issue. The World Health Organization views disability as a part of an individual's life. A belief in a just world is a key factor in adapting to disability. In addition, the beliefs of disabled individuals are a valuable factor in coping with negative situations. Individuals who believe in a just world are better equipped to deal with depression and sadness. Humor is another method used by disabled individuals to cope with the stress and challenges resulting from their disabilities. Method: This research is a quantitative study, and the correlational survey model was used to collect data. The purpose of survey studies is to gather data to determine the characteristics of a specific group. Study group: The sample for the study consisted of wheelchair basketball players at the national team level. Due to the small number of wheelchair basketball players in Turkey, a sample of 27 randomly selected players was used. Results: It can be concluded that wheelchair basketball players believe that injustice is a rare occurrence and that justice will ultimately prevail. When evaluating the belief in a just world according to the duration of wheelchair use, it was found that athletes who had been using wheelchairs for 11 years or more had higher average scores than those who had been using wheelchairs for less than 11 years. When examining the data on coping with humor, it was found that most participants believed that laughing was better than crying in both sad and happy situations, and that humor was highly effective in coping with problems. When examining coping with humor in relation to age, it was found that athletes under the age of 30 had higher average scores.
Wheelchair basketball, Belief in a just world, Coping with humor, Sports