Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Psychological skills among high performer and low performer soccer players
Author(s): Singh Sorokhaibam Premananda, Dr. Sanjib Kumar Bhowmik
Abstract: Purpose: To compare the psychological skills among high performer and low performer soccer teams. Methods: For fulfilling the purpose of the study one hundred thirty seven soccer players belonging to 8 different Soccer Club which participated in the Super Division Football League, Manipur (2014-2015) held at Th. Birchandra Football Academy, Toubungkhok, Imphal West, Manipur were selected. Subjects were divided into two groups according to their level of achievement i.e. high performer and low performer soccer teams. The data was collected through the administration of the Psychological Performance Inventory (PPI) for the sports as developed by James E. Loehr (1996) containing 42 items to assess an athlete’s psychological skills. Statistical analysis: To find out the significant differences in psychological skill among high performer and low performer soccer teams. The one way ANOVA was used and levels of significance was 0.05. Results: The result of the study reveals that that there was a significant difference among high performer and low performer soccer teams. Conclusion: Result of the study indicates that some of the parameters in psychological skill have found significant namely (self-confidence, attention control, visual and imagery control and attitude control) and negative energy and positive energy have found insignificant at 0.05 level of significance. Self-confidence as the belief that individuals have in their capability to perform a particular task.