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Artificial turf surfaces: Perception of safety, sporting feature, satisfaction and preference of football users

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dc.contributor.author Burillo Naranjo, Pablo spa
dc.contributor.author Gallardo Guerrero, Leonor spa
dc.contributor.author Felipe Hernández, José Luis spa
dc.contributor.author Gallardo Castel, Ana spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:26:26Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:26:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014 spa
dc.identifier.citation Burillo-Naranjo, P., Gallardo-Guerrero, L., Felipe-Hernández, J. L., & Gallardo-Castel, A. (2014). Artificial turf surfaces: perception of safety, sporting feature, satisfaction and preference of football users. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(sup1), S437-S447. spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/723
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research is to understand the experience of the football sector on the use of artificial turf (satisfaction, safety, sporting feature, or the advantages and disadvantages). The study was conducted on a random selection of 627 male participants (404 amateur/semi-professional footballers, 101 coaches and 122 referees) that regularly train/compete on artificial turf in Spanish football leagues. The results of the skin abrasion, muscle strain and the possibility of sustaining an injury, on a Likert-type 10-point interval scale, gave a perception of ‘somewhat dissatisfied’ for the participants. The main advantages of artificial turf were their sports features, the evenness of the surface and the good state of conservation. Participants were satisfied with the artificial turf surface. Approximately three out of four participants gave an overall ranking of highly satisfied. The players were significantly less satisfied than the coaches and referees. The overall satisfaction with artificial turf fields was strongly influenced by previous experience, particularly those who had previously played on dirt pitches. These results highlight the versatility of artificial turf to adapt to any circumstance or requirement for local sport and top-level professional competitions alike. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Artificial turf surfaces: Perception of safety, sporting feature, satisfaction and preference of football users spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.550 JCR (2014) Q3, 41/81 Sport sciences spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/17461391.2012.713005 spa
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Deporte spa
dc.subject.unesco Instalación deportiva spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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