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Comparison of femininity and masculinity traits among athletes of selected sports

Leila Zamani, Mohammad Taghi Aghdasi, Masumeh Shojaei

The aim of this research was to compare the femininity and masculinity traits among athletes. So 45 female and 45 male athletes (+16 yrs) attended at least once in Karate, Volleyball, Futsal, and Aerobic tournament provincial Championships were selected randomly from 360 individuals by Cochran formula. Eysenck femininity and masculinity questionnaire was used to evaluate the subjects. Data were analyzed by ANOVA, T-student, and Pearson correlation coefficient to compare the differences between the groups. The results showed that there is a significant difference between athletes in femininity and masculinity traits in four sports. There is a significant difference in femininity and masculinity traits between Karate and Futsal with Aerobic and Volleyball, and also Aerobic with volleyball. It means that the rate of masculinity traits in Karate and Futsal is more than other ones.