2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
A comparative study of social intelligence and its sub-factors between university athletes and non-athletes
Author(s): Dr. BV Shrigiriwar
Social intelligence and its essential sub-factors were compared between university athletes and non-athletes. To conduct the study 30 interuniversity athletes (Average age 24.11 years) and 30 university non-athletes (Ave. age 25.12 years) were selected as sample. The selected subjects were pursuing their education from RTM University, Nagpur. Social intelligence scale prepared by Chadha and Ganeshan (1986) was used to assess social intelligence of selected university athletes and non-athletes. This scale has eight dimensions namely patience, cooperativeness, confidence level, sensitivity, recognition of social environment, tactfulness, sense of humour and memory. Analysis of data revealed that confidence, sense of humour and memory, a sub-factor of social intelligence was found to be significantly better in university athletes as compared to university non-athletes. The rest of sub factors of social intelligence did not differ significantly between two study groups. The other noteworthy finding shows that university athletes have superior social intelligence as compared to university students with no active involvement in competitive sport. The overall results indicate significantly better social intelligence in university athletes as compared to non athletes. This is in line with report of world health organization and other scientific studies proclaiming the psycho-social benefits of participation in organized sports.
Pages: 649-650 | 623 Views 112 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. BV Shrigiriwar. A comparative study of social intelligence and its sub-factors between university athletes and non-athletes. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):649-650.