Key factors for predicting winning and losing in men’s volleyball world championship
Author(s): Anshuman Shukla, Gopal Kumar and Ajeet Singh
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out what skills or factors of the games played during the 2014 and 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships can predict the winning or losing of the game. The study variables analyzed were the Attack, Block, Serve, Opponent Error, Reception, Dig, Set. The study sample consisted of 188 matches of the 2014 & 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship and the data was taken from the official website of FIVB. The data was analyzed using Binary Logistic Regression (Forward: LR Method) with the result of the game as the dependent variable. The results of the study revealed that the variables found to be significant in predicting the winning and losing of a volleyball match at World championship level are Serve, Block, Attack, and reception while the variables Set, Dig and Opponent Errors were statistically insignificant. Coaches and Players can use our model to identifying the lacunae of their team and according to that they work on the aspects which may increase the probability for winning the championship.