Human beings and animals are product of a long process of biological evolution. Their activities are highly complex in nature and directed from within since ancient times philosophers have tried to understand why human beings and other animals behave as they do (Murphy, 1995). The meaning of achievement motivation has been a controversial subject and a topic of key interest to psychologists. The concept of achievement motivation appears in almost every theoretical account of behavior. Motivation is a mental event which determines the course of action. Motivation is used to consider any inner conditions of the organism that initiates or directs its behavior towards a goal. Sports, games and physical education activities are looked upon an avenue for achieving and establishing supremacy, prestigious social recognition and etc. To achieve this recognition we require extraordinary talent, skill, sustained interest, determination, and training and so on (Ayya, 1982). A Sport is one of the most enduring. If all human activities virtually from the beginning of any writer of human recorders in civilizations across the world accounts of sports and sports related activity of sports and sports related activity are found for less than the last century sports has been studied scientifically and sports psychology is an important part of that scientific study (Encyclopedia, 2012).
Purpose: a study on psychological profile achievement motivation of hand ball and volleyball female inter collegiate players of Kuvempu University and also to compare the same with two sports disciplines.
Methodology: The subject for the study was 60 female players in 30 Hand ball players and 30 Volley ball players. Who was represented in kuvempu University Inter collegiate held at Shimoga during 2016-2017. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the subject.
Hypothesis: It was hypothesized that there will be a significant between Volleyball and Handball inter collegiate female players of Kuvempu University.