Effect of psychological skill training on selected skill performance of badminton players
Yasir K, PT Joseph
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of psychological skill training on selected skill performance of badminton players. For this purpose twenty (N=20) (ten experimental and ten control groups) badminton players were randomly selected from Kannur and Kasar god district. Their age was ranged between 18 to 25 years. Psychological skill training program was taken as an independent variable and badminton skill performance variables namely short service, long service and forehand clear were taken as dependent variables. Selected subjects were attended psychological skill training program for a period of sixteen weeks. Tests were conducted and data were collected before and after the sixteen weeks of psychological skill training program. To find the result the collected data were statistically analyzed by using descriptive statistics and paired sample t test. Based on the statistical result it was concluded that the psychological skill training significantly improved short service skill performance. However, the improvements in case of long service and forehand clear performance was no significant at 0.05 levels.