International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(4A), pp. 45 - 52
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.091308
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Leaping through Hurdles: Adaptability among Female Athletes


Arvin A. Andacao *, Carla Jane B. Linganay
Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology, Davao Oriental, Philippines

ABSTRACT

Background: Basketball is a popular team sport played mostly by men. However, female athletes are quite daunting to play. Aims: This study was designed to explore and unveil the adaptability among female athletes in playing basketball. Settings and Design: Using the qualitative and interpretive orientation research, the study employed a phenomenological approach with ladies' varsity and athletes in the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology. Methods and Material: The researchers utilized a validated content and conducted interview guide schedule prior to obtain the investigated data from the informants through in-depth interviews and focus group discussion techniques. Statistical analysis used: Thorough transcription, careful translation, and appropriate decoding of data were conducted before the generation of the interview results operating the NVivo 12 software. Results: The findings of the study indicated that adaptability occurred when there was a need for change. Time-management, focus, conflicts among teammates and coaches, and physical qualities were recognized as problems and challenges by the informants. Identified limitations brought negative interconnected effects from their academics, athletics, and social relationships in which athletes self-assess for obtaining poor performance. Focus and adjusting are a few of the essential elements as a resolve to overcome hurdles. Conclusions: Finally, adaptability varies depending on the perception and the range of the experience of the athletes. Few of the informants have been now not all successful in overcoming playing basketball. Moreover, the authors recommend the RID Adaptation Framework as a guide for the athletes to play and future researchers for further investigation and improvement of this context.

KEYWORDS
Adaptability, Basketball, Female Athletes, Phenomenological Approach, Philippines Sports Management

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Arvin A. Andacao , Carla Jane B. Linganay , "Leaping through Hurdles: Adaptability among Female Athletes," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 4A, pp. 45 - 52, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.091308.

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Arvin A. Andacao , Carla Jane B. Linganay (2021). Leaping through Hurdles: Adaptability among Female Athletes. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(4A), 45 - 52. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.091308.