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International Journal of Psychology Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

Differences of mental skills between male and female athletes of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab

Author(s):

Dr. Mehak Arora

Abstract:

Study Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the difference of Mental Skills between male and female athletes of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab.
Material and Methods: Twenty-eight (N=28) individuals between the ages of 19 and 25 were enlisted as participants for the research endeavor. These individuals willingly engaged in the study, with full disclosure provided regarding the study's objectives and procedures. Mental Skills questionnaire constructed by Hardy and Nelson (1996) was utilized.
Statistical Analysis: Within the realm of data analysis, the data was examined by utilizing descriptive statistics and graphical illustrations. The determination of means was accomplished through the implementation of an independent samples t-test. All statistical calculations were performed utilizing SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) version 20.0. A significance level of 0.05 was set for hypothesis testing.
Results: Imagery Ability: The calculated t value is smaller than critical value (0.6862<2.056), so the means are not significantly different. At p< 0.05 with regards to Imagery Ability between Male Athletes and Female Athletes. Mental Preparation: The calculated t value is smaller than critical value (1.8969<2.056), so the means are not significantly different. At p< 0.05 with regards to Mental Preparation between Male Athletes and Female Athletes. Self-Confidence: The calculated t value is exceeds the critical value (2.8214>2.056), so the means are significantly different so the means are significantly different. At p > 0.05 with regards to Self-Confidence between Male Athletes and Female Athletes. Anxiety & Worry Management: The calculated t value is smaller than critical value (0.4761<2.056), so the means are not significantly different. At p < 0.05 with regards to Anxiety & Worry Management between Male Athletes and Female Athletes. 
Concentration Ability: The calculated t value is exceeds the critical value (2.4974>2.056), so the means are significantly different so the means are significantly different. At p > 0.05 with regards to Concentration Ability between Male Athletes and Female Athletes. Relation Ability: The calculated t value is smaller than critical value (1.9539<2.056), so the means are not significantly different. At p < 0.05 with regards to Relation Ability between Male Athletes and Female Athletes. Mental Skill: The calculated t value is smaller than critical value (0.9719<2.056), so the means are not significantly different. At p< 0.05 with regards to Mental Skill between Male Athletes and Female Athletes.
 

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International Journal of Psychology Research
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mehak Arora. Differences of mental skills between male and female athletes of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. Int. J. Psychol. Res. 2024;6(1):103-106. DOI: 10.33545/26648903.2024.v6.i1b.56