2020, Vol. 5, Issue 1
A comparative study of mental toughness among the cricket players of different age group from Delhi
Author(s): Shantanu Singh Kakran and Dr. Keshav Singh Gurjar
Mental toughness is a phrase often used to describe how we observe an athlete’s behavior especially when we perceive that they overcome challenging events beyond what is normally expected in a given context. To achieve this purpose, twenty female Cricket players each at the age group of 9-12, 13-16 and 17-20 years were selected from Delhi, who regularly practice the game and participate in various tournaments. “Mental Toughness Questionnaire” designed by Dr. Goldberg, was responded by all the subjects. Sports Mental Toughness Questionnaire was used as a tool for collection of data. All the filled in questionnaires were collected from the subjects and scoring was done according to the scoring key. Usually an individual took 5 to 10 minutes in completing the test. The collected data underwent descriptive analysis followed by one way analysis of Variance. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Comparing the pair wise difference of means with critical difference it was evident that there was no difference between means of 9-12 years and 13-16 years group, whereas mean of the 17-20 years group showed there was higher difference between than that of first and second. Hence it proved that the age groups from 17-20 years are mentally tough when compared to 9-12 years and 13-16 years of female Cricket players.
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How to cite this article:
Shantanu Singh Kakran, Dr. Keshav Singh Gurjar. A comparative study of mental toughness among the cricket players of different age group from Delhi. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(1):158-160.