Paribu continues to work within the scope of the Team Paribu project, which was initiated to support our national athletes and contribute to the development of future athletes. Paribu conducted a perception research in order to provide a general framework for the sports branches it supports with the project.
The “Paribu Sports and Sports Branches Perception Survey”, which provides essential data on the perception of sports in Turkey, was conducted by XSights on behalf of Team Paribu. Among the research highlights are attitudes towards sports and licensed sports, sports popular in Turkey, parents’ views on their children having a sports career, gender perception of sports, and differences in the perception of sports in 7 regions of Turkey.
61% of the participants regard sports as a hobby
According to the survey, 61 percent of the participants regard sports as a hobby. The rate of those who regard sports as a hobby is higher among young people. While this rate is 81.3 percent between the ages of 18-24, it is 45.8 percent between the ages of 25-34. On the other hand, 39 percent of the participants think that sports is a professional job.
The research also provides essential data on parents’ approach to sports. According to the results, 64.5 percent of the parents who participated in the survey do not know which sport their child is capable of. However, 75.5 percent of the participants want their children to engage in sports as a profession. In the Aegean Region, 94.3 percent of the participants and 80.5 percent in the Marmara Region favour this view. The region with the highest rate of those who do not want their children to engage in sports as a profession is the Eastern Anatolia Region, with 70.8 percent.
29.3 percent of the participants are in agreement that sports contribute to children in terms of health. Among the contributions of sports to children, body development, sociability/self-confidence, and psychological support come right after health.
The survey also shows that parents are mostly positive about encouraging their children to participate in sports. The rate of those who say that they would encourage their children to do sports if there were sports facilities in their neighbourhood is 92.4%. When asked which sports they would like their children to be interested in, 19.3 percent of parents said soccer, 17.1 percent said volleyball and 14.6 percent said martial arts.
Striking results about gender perception in sports
One of the building blocks of the Team Paribu project is gender equality in sports. The “Paribu Sports and Sports Branches Perception Survey” yields important results in this regard. 92 percent of the participants think that gender is not important for being interested in a sport.
The 8 percent of the participants who think that gender is essential think that some branches of sports are more suitable for men and list these branches as boxing, wrestling and football. Participants who think that some sports branches are ideal for women believe that these branches are volleyball, gymnastics, basketball and swimming.
An important factor determining the approach to sports: Budget
One of the critical factors determining the attitude towards sports is the budget allocated for it. Only 28.8 percent of the participants allocate a budget for sports equipment. The rate of those who think that sports is an expensive pursuit is 45.2 percent. While the rate of those who think that sports is not a costly pursuit is 62.5 percent in the Marmara Region, it is 34.3 percent in the Central Anatolia Region.
Other key results:
- 91 percent of participants think it is important to start playing sports in childhood. The results show that the average age considered ideal for beginning sports is 9.
- 61 percent of the participants think that the key to success in sports requires hard work, while 39 percent think that it requires talent. These two are followed by determination with 30.8 percent, support with 16.9 percent, education with 7.7 percent and a healthy diet with 7 percent.
- Most of those who follow swimming, the 4th most followed sport with 6.5 percent, are women. Results also indicated that karate is the most recognized sports branch following the most popular sports branches.
- Although the most followed sport is football with 49.6 percent, when age groups are analyzed, it is seen that people between the ages of 25-34 are less interested in football.
“The Paribu Perception Survey on Sports and Sports Branches” conducted by XSIGHTS Research and Consultancy company was carried out with the participation of 385 people between February 21 and March 2, 2022. The research was conducted via telephone interviews.
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