2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part S
Comparison of mental toughness between international sprinters and long distance athletes
AUTHOR(S): Rekha Jose
The objective of the study was to know and compare the difference between sprinters and long distance athletes on overall mental toughness and its different sub-variables. The subjects for this study were the sprinters and long distance athletes of India, who represented India in 2018 Asian Games and 2019 Asian Track and Field Athletic Championship. Total number of the subjects were N=45 (28 sprinters and 17 long distance athletes).Age of the subjects ranges from 18 to 28 with the mean age, sprinters 23.57and long distance athletes 24.41. Data was collected during the coaching camp of above mentioned competitions from different training centers of India (Patiala, Bangalore and Otty). The variable selected for the study was Mental Toughness. This questionnaire measures various aspects of mental toughness such as Reboundability, ability to handle pressure, concentration ability, level of confidence, and motivation. The tools used for the study was Mental Toughness Questionnaire developed by Alan Goldberg (2004), and Demographic Information Questionnaire. The first section was demographic information sheet consisting of several questions used to describe the sample’s age, gender, event, training age, hours of training per day, years of International participation and time spent for sports related activities (such as reading, watching videos in your sport etc.). The data was collected by administering the questionnaire personally. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the basic features of the data and to compare between the groups; independent ‘t’ test was used. The results indicated that there is no significant difference between sprinters and long distance athletes on overall mental toughness and its different sub variables. But it reveled that overall mental toughness is low for both group of athletes.
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Rekha Jose. Comparison of mental toughness between international sprinters and long distance athletes. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1060-1063.