Bayan Futbolcularda Sportmenlik Yönelimi

Sezen Balçıkanlı G., Gülşen K., Yıldıran İ.

11. Uluslararası Spor Bilimleri Kongresi , Antalya, Turkey, 10 - 12 November 2010, pp.196-198

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-198


In recent years, there has been an increase in aggressive behaviors in female soccer. Aggressive behaviors in female soccer put an emphasis on the question of what the levels of the sportspersonship orientation of female soccer players are. In this regard, it is the aim of the study to investigate the sportspersonship orientation of female soccer players. 231 female soccer players from five different leagues in Turkey participated in the study in the season of 2009-2010. The Multidimensional Sportspersonship Orientations Scale: MSOS, developed by Vallerand et al (1997) and translated into Turkish by Sezen-Balçıkanlı (2009) was employed to gather the data. On the basis of research findings, female soccer players stated that the subdimensions “respect for social convention” and “respect for rules and officials” corresponded to them “a lot”, while the subdimension “respect for one’s full commitment” corresponded to them “exactly”. As for the last subdimension “respect for opponents”, female soccer players mentioned that this subdimension corresponded to them “partly”. Hence, the lowest average was for informal fair play “respect for opponents” and “respect for social convention” whereas the higher one was for the formal fair play “respect for rules and officials”. Thus, one can argue that sportspersonship orientation in female soccer was based more on formal fair-play governed with the rules, and that behaviors can vary through the referee authority depending on lose or win. However, the sportspersonlike behaviors observed in female soccer during and after the game seem to advocate this finding.