International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Construction of test for accuracy in softball throw
Author(s): Sujith Prabhakar
This study was conducted to construct a test to determine the throwing accuracy of the players in the game of Softball. The test was constructed with 220 male junior softball players from various districts of Kerala with ages ranging from 15 to 19 years. Aim of the test was to check the ability of the subjects to throw to a target from a particular distance with consistency. This test was then tested for its reliability and objectivity. The test was named as 321 Target test. Data was collected with the assistance of expert testers. A total of 120 male junior softball players of Kerala state who participated in the state championship conducted by the Kerala State Softball Association were selected as the subjects for analyzing reliability and a total of 220 subjects were used for analyzing objectivity. The main objective of the study was to predict the performance of the players by the level of skills possessed. Intra Class Correlation Coefficient with Two- way random effect ANOVA model was used to estimate the reliability and objectivity of this test. Repeated trials was conducted by a tester to analyze the reliability of this newly constructed test and repeated trials by two different testers in similar conditions on same subjects was conducted for determining the objectivity. Reliability coefficient of .90 and Objectivity coefficient of .86 were obtained.
Pages: 124-126 | 178 Views 4 Downloads
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Sujith Prabhakar. Construction of test for accuracy in softball throw. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(2): 124-126.