Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Assessment of mental toughness between volleyball and kho-kho Indian players of 12th South Asian games: A comparative study
Author(s): Sunil Kumar, Pramod Kumar Yadav, Kashi Nath Yadav
Abstract: The purpose of the study was comparison of mental toughness between Volleyball and Kho-Kho Indian players. The subjects for this study were 12th South Asian Games 2016, which was organized by India in Guwahati (Assam). Total 24 (Twenty four) male Kho-Kho players, 12 players of Kho-Kho and 12 player of Volleyball were (19-30 years of age) selected. The selected variable was Mental Toughness. The obtained data were analyzed by applying independent ‘t’ test in order to comparison of Mental Toughness differential between Indian Kho-Kho and Volleyball players. The level of significant was set at 0.05. The Sports Mental Toughness Questionnaire developed by Dr. Alan Goldberg (2012) was selected for this study. There was no significant difference of Mental Toughness between India and Bangladesh Kho-Kho players because the calculated value 0.655 was less than the table value 2.074 at 0.05 level of significance. Indian Kho-Kho and Volleyball team won the gold medal in the 12th South Asian Games and defeat to the Bangladesh and Srilanka in the final match. It could happen because Indian players involved themselves more to prepare mentally and trained hard to participate in South Asian Games.