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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.43

ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
A study of mental toughness among male sportspersons on the basis of sports achievement and type of sport
Author(s): Dr. BV Shrigiriwar
Abstract:
The present study was conducted to find out the effect of sports achievement and type of sport on mental toughness among male sportspersons. To conduct the study 100 male sportspersons were selected. Out of these 50 male sportspersons were competing in team events while 50 male sportspersons were competing in individual events. Among 50 male sportspersons from team events, 25 male sportspersons were medal winners in national level tournament while 25 male sportspersons were non-medal winners. Similarly among 50 male sportspersons from individual events, 25 male sportspersons were medal winners in national level tournament while 25 male sportspersons were non-medal winners. The sportspersons were selected from team sport such as volleyball, basketball and hockey as well as from individual sports such as badminton, athletics and table tennis. Mental toughness questionnaire prepared by Tiwari (2007) was used for data collection. Results obtained from 2x2 ANOVA reveals significant main effect of sports achievement on mental toughness with medal winner male sportsperson showing superiority over non-medal winner male sportsperson. The main effect of type of sport on mental toughness was not observed but mental toughness of male sportspersons participating in team sport was found to be higher as compared to male sportsperson participating in individual sports. The two factor interaction effect of sports achievement and type of sport was not observed on mental toughness of male sportsperson. It was concluded that mental toughness of male sportsperson can be predicted by their sports achievement alone and type of sport to a limited extent but not collectively as an interaction between sports achievement and type of sport.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. BV Shrigiriwar. A study of mental toughness among male sportspersons on the basis of sports achievement and type of sport. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1393-1395.
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