Analysis of Cohesion, Collective Efficacy and Performance in Women’s Football Teams

Francisco Miguel Leo Marcos

*Corresponding author: Inmaculada González Ponce ingopo@unex.es

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González Ponce, I., Sánchez Oliva, D., Amado Alonso, D., Pulido González, J. J., López Chamorro, J. M., & Leo Marcos, F. M. (2013). Analysis of Cohesion, Collective Efficacy and Performance in Women’s Football Teams. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 114, 65-71. https://doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2013/4).114.07

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between the perception of the players concerning cohesion, collective efficacy and performance in women’s football teams. The participants were 66 players in the Spanish National League Second Division aged between 15 and 33 (M = 19.61, SD = 3.99) who filled in various instruments to measure cohesion and collective efficacy. The results revealed positive relationships between task aspects of cohesion, collective efficacy and athletic performance. In addition it was found that the integration task was the strongest predictor of collective efficacy. It was also demonstrated that collective efficacy was the strongest predictor of athletic performance. Thus the main conclusion from the study is the importance of unity in solving tasks and above all the confidence of the players in the capabilities of the group, as this seems to work in favour of obtaining higher performance by the team.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: October 9, 2012

Accepted: May 24, 2013

Published: October 1, 2013