Author : Mahfood, Ziad
Al-Rafidain Journal For Sport Sciences,
2006, Volume 12, Issue 41, Pages 137-155
This paper aims at measuring the level of competitive behavior for female players in sporting clubs . It also tries to find out significant differences concerning the level of competitive behavior, with regard to such variables as age , social status , level of education , residing , the type of sport , motivation to sport practice , to get rewards and the club.
The sample consists of (71) female players whose ages ranged from 12-32 years who are practicing different kinds of sports in six clubs in Duhook governorate. The researchers used a questionnaire with twenty items each of which has three alternatives scales (always, sometimes, never) .
The researchers analyzed the data by using t-test for one and two samples and analysis of variance . The findings show that the level of competitive behavior for female players is good . There are no significant differences in competitive behavior with regard to age , social status , level of education , residing , type of sport and motivation to sport practice . However , there are significant differences in competitive behavior concerning such variables as getting a reward and club. The researchers put forwards some recommendations.