Volleyball Branch Performance Analysis with Feminist Theory Approach in Sport

SALİCİ O., Erturk H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, vol.9, no.9, pp.29-33, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-33


The feminist theory in sports claims that women's participation in most sports branches that are being played around the world is limited and it is difficult to prove themselves. The reason for this is that the rules of the game are created by considering male performance. Therefore, this study aims to examine the volleyball branch performance with a feminist theory approach in sports. While the research was being designed, a detailed literature review was made. Besides, the senior men and women league matches were watched randomly which organised by Turkish Volleyball Federation in every week. In the half-season, in which 13 men and 13 women matches were watched in total, the points received by the teams and the duration time of each of these points were recorded as seconds. In order to compare women and men leagues matches the Independent Samples, T Test was used for the data showing normal distribution from the obtained data and the Mann-Whitney U Test for the data not showing normal distribution. According to the analysis, it was realised that although they were not statistically significant, men played more points than women. However, despite this finding, it was revealed that the rally durations of women were significantly longer than men. As a result, it was concluded that the popularity of women's volleyball depends on the longer rally time, not the strength and number of points played, in the light of literature and the findings.