2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
A comparative study of mental toughness between aquatic and non-aquatic university level players
Author(s): Dr. Dolly, Himanshu Hooda and Deepak Hooda
(Brennan, 1998) described mental toughness as the ability to handle situations. It involves focusing, discipline, self-confidence, patience, persistence, accepting responsibility without whining or excuses, visualizing, tolerating pain and a positive approach. To accomplish the study, purposive sampling technique has been used. The sample of the study has been selected from the championship held at Panjab University, Chandigarh. For this purpose, 80 university level players (40 Football and 40 Water polo) were selected as subjects. The selected subjects were between the age group of 18 to 25 years. In order to measure the level of mental toughness, Mental Toughness Questionnaire developed by (Allan Goldberg, 1998)  was used. The data was analyzed by applying Descriptive statistics i.e. Mean and Standard Deviation whereas to compare the mean difference, independent sample t-test was applied through statistical product and service solutions (SPSS) version 20.0. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The t-value considered was 1.99 at 78 degree of freedom to analyse the final results. Among all the sub-discipline of the mental toughness, significant difference was found on the sub-discipline confidence only whereas no significant difference was observed on the sub-discipline rebound ability, ability to handle pressure, concentration and motivation. There was significant difference found between the football and water polo players with regard to their overall mental toughness.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Dolly, Himanshu Hooda, Deepak Hooda. A comparative study of mental toughness between aquatic and non-aquatic university level players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1521-1525.