International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2016, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part A
A comparative study of mental toughness between national male and female volleyball players of Maharashtra
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Neeta N Kashyap
The physical, physiological and psychological characteristics of male and female athletes differ with each other. So it is essential for coaches and trainers to assess the magnitude of difference in psychological skills of male and female athletes. This helps them to formulate the psychological training program for male and female athletes separately. The present study aims at comparing mental toughness and its sub-factor among national volleyball players on the basis of gender. To conduct the study 45 national male volleyball players (Average 24.11 years) and 50 national female volleyball players (Average age 23.11 years) from Maharashtra were selected. The selected subjects represented Maharashtra state in the national level volleyball tournament. To assess mental toughness of selected national volleyball players, Mental Toughness Questionnaire prepared by Tiwari (2007) was used. Results revealed that national male volleyball players showed their supremacy on mental toughness and its sub-variables over national female volleyball players. The results provide a data on mental toughness of national volleyball players of Maharashtra on the basis of gender and which can be used by the coaches to prepare a suitable psychological program according to the need of national male and female volleyball players of Maharashtra.
Pages: 39-41 | 247 Views 3 Downloads
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Dr. Neeta N Kashyap. A comparative study of mental toughness between national male and female volleyball players of Maharashtra. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2016;1(1):39-41.