Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 74

Full Length Research Paper

The case of male volleyball players’ team cohesion in Turkey

Bijen Filiz*
  • Bijen Filiz*
  • Department of Physical Education and Sport Teacher, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
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Elif Aydin
  • Elif Aydin
  • Department of Physical Education and Sport Teacher, Education Faculty, Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 02 October 2015
  •  Accepted: 06 February 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2016

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the case of team cohesion of male volleyball players in line with the variables of age, status of a national player, the year of playing volleyball and success status in their branches in Turkey. The sample of the study includes 105 male volleyball players who attend Star Men Volleyball Turkey Championship, organized in Ankara in 23 to 28 July, 2014. The data which concerns team cohesion was gathered through the Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ) in Team Sports. In this study, according to the results of analysis that concerns the sub-dimensions of team cohesion, significant difference was found between following items: according to the status of a national player variable, individual attraction to group-task level with group integration-social level (t=2.91, sd= 103, p=0.00; t=2,22, sd=103, p=0.02); according to the year of playing volleyball variable, group integration-task level (F(4,100) = 2.87, p<0.05); according to the success status in their branches in Turkey variable, group integration-task level (F(2.102)= 3.88, p<0.05). In addition, it was found that there was a significant positive relationship between players’ success status in their branches in Turkey and their success in their own teams compared to other players (r=0.70). Results were discussed in line with findings and suggestions were offered.

Key words: Team cohesion, volleyball player, success.