Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Mental toughness in state level football players: A comparative study
Author(s): Samiksha Nayak, Basanti Bamaniya
Abstract: This study was conducted the first objective of the study was to characterize the level of mental toughness of male football players. And the second objective of the study was to compare the mental toughness between state male football players of various district of Madhya Pradesh State. The Sample of the present study was drawn for 74 male football players for the various district football players. Each district for the equal subjects and the age of the subject range level of 18 to 28 years were selected in Neemuch and Mandsaur district, Madhya Pradesh State, and subject using availability simple random sampling. All subject represent from the Madhya Pradesh state, India. Based on the expert’s opinion and personal understanding the. To assess mental toughness, 6 dimensional mental toughness inventory, prepared by Tiwari (1994) was adopted. The inventory is highly reliable and valid. Before the test, the procedure of the questionnaire and the purpose of the test were briefly explained to the all subjects for better understanding and to increase the motivation level. To find out the difference in mental toughness of subjects comprising of two pre defined groups’’ test was used. On the basis of results, it may be concluded that there was no significant difference found in mental toughness between the mean scores of various district of male football players of Madhya Pradesh State. There was no significant difference in level of mental toughness within male football players of various districts, Madhya Pradesh.