2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Performance failure appraisal: A study of combative and non-combative sports
Author(s): Dr. Rakesh Kumar Verma
Background: Different players react differently to the given situations. This dissimilarity may be because of their individual approach towards life in general and games in particular. However, participation in some specific games tends to make them behave in a particular manner. They attach many things with the outcome of the competition and it starts affecting their performance. Winning and losing are the parts of the same coin. Success cannot be guaranteed even after dedicated hard work and skillful performance; but its chances increase with hard word and expert execution. The very thoughts of losing a competition makes a player feel uncertain about his plans in that sport. His trust in his playing abilities is shattered. His self-esteem and confidence level become vulnerable. The current study was thus intended to find out and then compare the performance Failure Appraisal in players participating in combative and non-combative sports. It was hypothesized that there would be significant differences between the players participating in combative and non-combative sports on performance failure appraisal.
Methods: The sample consisted of 60 randomly selected male subjects between the ages 16 – 25. The subjects included players from combative sports (n = 30) of taekwondo and Wushu and non-combative sports (n = 30) of basketball and handball.
Result: No significant differences were found between the combative and non-combative sportspersons with respect to the variable performance failure appraisal or any of its sub-variables Fear of Experiencing Shame & Embarrassment (FSE), Fear of Devaluing One’s Self-Estimate (FDSE), Fear of Having an Uncertain Future (FUF), Fear of Important Others Losing Interest (FIOLI) and Fear of Upsetting Important Others (FUIO).
Conclusion: Based on the present study, it was concluded that performance failure appraisal of combative and non-combative sportspersons was equal.
Pages: 260-262 | 22 Views 4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Verma. Performance failure appraisal: A study of combative and non-combative sports. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):260-262.