2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Analytical study of psychological, cultural & gender factors contributing to stress among cyclists in competitive situations
Author(s): Mittar Pal Singh Sidhu and Dr. Nishan Singh Deol
The aim of the present study is to investigate the contribution of Locus of Control, Communal tension and Gender to stress among cyclists in competitive situations. For this purpose Locus of Control Scale, LCS-HJ (Hasnian and Joshi, 1985), Communal Scale of Tension (Bhardwaj, 1985) and Stress Scale, SS-LVNS (Lakshmi and Shruti, 2014) were used. The tests were administered a day before the competition to ninety six male and eighty eight female cyclists (18-25 years), randomly selected from various educational and sports institutes. Pearson product-moment correlation and ANOVA were carried out to analyze the data. Results indicated that locus of control and communal tension have no significant relation with stress. It was observed that there were no significant gender differences in locus of control and communal tension but male and female cyclists differed significantly in their stress scores where female cyclists experienced higher level of stress in a competitive situation than their male counterparts. The study has significant implications for the identification of planned interventions with focus on athletic perceptions, stress coping strategies and relaxation techniques
Pages: 1683-1688 | 779 Views 152 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mittar Pal Singh Sidhu, Dr. Nishan Singh Deol. Analytical study of psychological, cultural & gender factors contributing to stress among cyclists in competitive situations. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):1683-1688.