Effect of an Educational Basketball Program on Sportsmanship

Gema Ortega, José Robles, Manuel Tomás Abad, Luis Javier Durán, Jorge Franco, Ana Concepción Jiménez, F. Javier Giménez


The aim of this study was to know how the sports model of the Real Madrid Foundation (FRM) influences the personal and social factors of sportsmanship. The study sample consisted of 413 players from Social-Sports Basketball Schools of the FRM in the Community of Madrid (281 boys and 132 girls) belonging to U10, U12, U14 y U16 categories. The Multidimensional Scale of Orientations towards Sportsmanship was used. Among the main results, higher values were detected in personal factors than in social factors. The girls showed higher values in personal factors (p< .024). Athletes participating in the FRM’s internal competitions had more sporting attitudes than those who did not (p< .007). Players in the smaller categories showed a greater orientation towards sportsmanship. Finally, a positive correlation was observed between both dimensions (rs = 0.542, p< .001). The data showed that the FRM’s sports model contributes to the development of sportsmanship among young athletes.


Personal factors; Social factors; Educational sports; Values

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