The purpose of the study was to find out the comparison of academic stress level between first year and third year batch male cricket players of Shopian college.
Materials and Methods: Data was individually collected on 40 male cricket players, 20 from first year batch and 20 from third year batch (Age 18±25 years) at Govt Degree college Shopian. Stress questionnaire developed by Sheldon was used in the research. Simple random sampling was used for collection of data. The data were analysed using descriptive and t test.
Results: The mean value and standard deviation of first year batch and third year batch cricket players was (32.5#33.3 and 2.9#3.00), respectively in relation to academic stress. Calculated t–ratio was found 0.45 in relation to academic stress.
Conclusions: Insignificant difference was found between first year batch and third year batch cricket players of Govt Degree College Shopian in relation to academic stress.