Combined effect of yoga ball training and psychological intervention training on anxiety among college athletes
Ashok Babu N, Shelvam PV
The purpose of the study was to find out the combined effect of yogaball training and psychological intervention training on anxiety among college athletes. To achieve this purpose of the study, sixty college athletes were selected as subjects who were from the Govt. First Grade College, Malur, Karnataka. The selected subjects were aged between 18 to 22 years. They were divided into four equal groups of fifteen each, Group I underwent yoga ball training, Group II underwent psychological intervention training, Group III underwent combined training and Group IV acted as control that did not participate in any special training apart from their regular curricular activities. The subjects were tested on selected criterion variable such as anxiety prior to and immediately after the training period. The selected criterion variable such as anxiety was determined through using taylor manifest anxiety scale. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant differences if any, between the experimental group and control group on selected criterion variable. In all the cases, 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as an appropriate. The result of the present study has revealed that there was a significant difference among the experimental and control group on anxiety.