The purpose of the study was to compare stress of different level of softball players. Actors, athletes and students all have something in common. They all perform their tasks with varying stress levels. What is this stress that we all talk about? Stress can be defined as a physical, mental or emotional demand, which tends to disturb the homeostasis of the body. Used rather loosely, the term may relate to any kind of pressure, be it due to one's job, schoolwork, marriage, illness or death of a loved one. The common denominator in all of these is change. Loss of familiarity breeds this anxiety with any change being viewed as a "threat".
Total 60 players of softball game were selected randomly as subjects for the study. The subjects were divided into three categories i.e., University level, college level, and state level. The psychological characteristics (stress) were selected for the study. To collect data, stress assessment questionnaire developed by Don Ardell was used to compare stress among different level of softball players. The one way analysis of variance was used and level of significance was set at 0.05. No significant difference was found among the subject belonging to different level of softball players in relation to stress.