Offensive Efficacy in Numerical Inequality Situations in Female Handball

Alejandro Trejo Silva

Antoni Planas Anzano

*Corresponding author: Alejandro Trejo Silva

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Trejo Silva, A., & Planas Anzano, A. (2018). Offensive Efficacy in Numerical Inequality Situations in Female Handball. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 131, 95-107.



The purpose of this study was to determine whether the greater offensive efficacy of actions that occur during numerical inequality during a women’s handball match is a relevant indicator that can be related to the final result (winner/loser) of matches and the final ranking of the teams playing in the Women’s World Handball Championship in Serbia in 2013. The analysis included the nations ranked from 1st to 6th place of this tournament. A total of 40 matches were analyzed. The observational methodology was used as a specific methodology to carry out this research. An ad hoc instrument was constructed to conduct the observations. Lince 1.1 software was applied to report the data. The conclusions of this study showed a significant relationship between the offensive actions carried out with numerical inferiority and superiority and a positive result as the winner-loser of a match but not in the final ranking of the tournament.

Keywords: Efficacy, Handball, Numerical Inequality.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: February 25, 2016

Accepted: November 17, 2016

Published: January 01, 2016