Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
A study of passion and locus of control among athletes and non-athletes
Author(s): Azmat Sidhu, Anupreet Kaur Arora
Abstract: Passion for sports is an essential element for successful performance. It is a strong inclination towards an activity that the individual likes. It serves as a trait that propels the athlete or sportsperson to excel. The current study was designed to compare passion and locus of control among athletes and non-athletes. The sample for the current investigation consisted of 80 participants (where 40 are athletes and 40 are non-athletes) in the age group of 18-23 years. For this purpose, the Passion Questionnaire (Vallerand et al, 2003) and Rotter’s Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966) was administered to the sample. The t test was used for statistical analysis of the results in order to compare passion for sports and locus of control in athletes and non-athletes. Results will be discussed in terms of its implications.