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Comparison of Mental Skills between Medalist and Non - Medalist Football Players

MUKHWINDER SINGH and JASPAL SINGH

Journal Title:SCHOLARLY RECSEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Abstract


The purpose of present study was to compare the mental skills level between medalist and non - medalist football players of schools, colleges and clubs. The sample of three hundred (N=300) football players were taken to compare the mental skills between medalist and non - m edalist school, college and club level football players. Hardy and Nelson stated that mental Skills questionnaire was used to record the response of subjects. The t - test was applied to see the mean difference between medalist and non - medalist school, colle ge and club level football players. Further ANOVA was applied to see the mean difference among school, college level medalist and club players through S.P.S.S. Significant level was set at 0.05. The results of study show that t - values, 13.72, 11.57 and 8.4 5 between medalist and non - medalist school, college and club level football players clearly indicated that medalist players having significant better mental skills as compare to their counterparts non - medalist football players. Further results of high perf orming groups conclude that club level football players are significantly better in comparison to school football players. The results clearly supported that mental skills played very crucial role to win a medal in football game. Mental skills training nee d to be introduced from school level players for better results in football.

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