The primary aim of the study was to compare the selected Psychological variables between Inter-collegiate and Inter-university Soccer players. For the purpose of this study 100 (Hundred) male Inter-collegiate level of Soccer players from West-Bengal Inter-collegiate tournament and 100 (Hundred) male Inter-University level of Soccer players from Eastern Zone’s Inter-university tournament were randomly selected as subject for purpose of this study. The age of the selected subjects was ranging from 18 to 25 years.
The psychological parameters were restricted to sports competitive anxiety, stress vulnerability, sports aggression and depression.
Competitive Anxiety was assessed by using Sport Competitive Anxiety Questionnaire developed by Renier Martins and the Score was recorded in number. Stress Vulnerability was assessed by using Stress Vulnerability Scale Questionnaire developed by Lyle H. Miller and Alma Dell Smith and Score was recorded in number. Sports Aggression was assessed in number by administering Sports Aggression Inventory Questionnaire developed by Anand Kumar and P. S. Shukla and Score was recorded in number. Depression was assessed in number by using Zung Self- Rating Depression Scale (SDS) Questionnaire and Score was recorded in number. The data pertaining to the study were collected by applying the above mentioned selected tests and tools.
To describe the nature of data descriptive statistic on psychological variables viz. sports competitive anxiety, stress vulnerability, sports aggression and depression. To determine the significant differences in selected physiological parameters between the Inter-collegiate and Inter-university soccer players the Independent‘t’ test was employed. Level of significance was set at 0.05.
The findings of analysis revealed that there were Significant mean differences Significant mean differences were found in the variables of stress vulnerability and depression between the Inter-collegiate and Inter-university soccer players. Insignificant mean differences were observed in the variables of competitive anxiety and aggression in between Inter-collegiate and Inter-university soccer players.