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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.43

ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Superstitious belief among intervarsity football players
Author(s): Jaswant Singh and Dr. Ajit Singh
Abstract:
Purpose: The present study was designed to measure superstitious beliefs among intervarsity male football players. One hundred five (N=105) male intervarsity level players with the age group of 19-25 years were selected through purposive sampling technique to act as subjects from Panjab University, Chandigarh, (n=15), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, (n=15), Kashmir University, Kashmir (n=15), Himachal University, Himachal Pardesh (n=15), Delhi University, Delhi, (n=15), Kanpur University, Utter Pardesh (n=15), Panjabi University, Patiala (n=15). One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied to find out the differences among all the intervarsity football players. Where ‘F’ values found significant, Least Significant Differences (LSD) Post-hoc test was applied to find out the direction and degree of difference. The level of significance was set at p<0.05. Results: It is concluded that results revealed significant differences among intervarsity male football players i.e. Kashmir University, Himachal University, Kanpur University, Guru Nanak Dev. university, Panjab University, Delhi University and Panjabi university on the sub parameters; clothing/appearance(f=4.41,P<0.05), preparation, (f=5.83,P<0.05), Fetish (f=10.02,P<0.05), and superstitious beliefs (Total) (f=4.15,P<0.05), among intervarsity male football players. However no significant difference have been found on the sub variables; Game, (f=.71, P>0.05), Team rituals, (f=.82, P>0.05), Prayer, (f=1.90, P>0.05) and coach, (f=.91, P>0.05), among intervarsity male football players. Conclusion: It is concluded that significant differences were observed among Kanpur university, Kashmir University, Himachal University, Guru Nanak Dev University, Delhi University, Panjab university and Punjabi university male football players on the sub parameters; clothing-appearance, preparation, fetish and superstitious beliefs (total). While calculating the mean values of entire groups, it can be observed that Kanpur university male football players had demonstrated significantly higher superstitious clothing-appearance, preparation, fetish and superstitious beliefs (total). No significant difference were noticed on the sub parameters; game/competition, team rituals, prayer and coach.
Pages: 702-713  |  170 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jaswant Singh and Dr. Ajit Singh. Superstitious belief among intervarsity football players. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 702-713.
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