Effect of Situational Factors on the Rate of Perceived Exertion of Liga Femenina 2 Players
Keywords:Basketball, competition, rate of perceived exertion and situational variables.
The aim of the study is to understand the impact of certain situational variables (game location, season phase, game outcome, score-line and quality of opposition) on the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) of women players of Liga Femenina 2 in competition. 24 matches played by 12 players of a team from group B of Liga Femenina 2 of the Spanish Basketball Federation during the 2019/2020 season were analysed. The RPE of the players was collected between 20 and 30 minutes after the end of the game. A multiple regression analysis was performed, considering the five situational variables as predictors of RPE. The results show that 44.61% of the RPE values are explained by these situational variables in a statistically significant way. Of the 5 situational variables analysed, the game location and the quality of opposition are dependent on the RPE. Playing away and against a weaker opponent is directly related to a higher RPE of the players in competition.