A Comparative Study on Selective Psychological Variables among the Team Game and Individual Game Athletes

Shubhra Kathuria, Inderpreet Kaur Nanda


There are certain moments during competition that appear to carry great psychological significance, when the momentum starts to shift in one direction or another. These situations require athletes to remain completely focused and calm in the face of difficult circumstances. In concept mental toughness and anxiety play most important role in competition and these are most important part of competition. The purpose of the study was to compare psychological differences between team game players & individual game players. The data was collected on psychological parameter namely Mental toughness (self confidence, motivation, attention control, goal setting, visual & imaginary, attitude control). For the purpose of this study a total of 80 players who have played at the inter college level of University of Delhi categorized as Team Game and Individual Game (40 in each continuum). The data pertaining to psychological difference was collected by administering the Mental Toughness Questionnaire for measuring mental toughness along with the sub variables, self confidence, motivation, attention control, goal setting, visual & imaginary, attitude control. Psychological variables and sub-variables were analyzed statistically by using Descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation) and two-way ANOVA. Within the limitations of the study it was found that there was No significance difference was found in the variables of Mental Toughness between Team and Individual Games.

Keywords: Mental Toughness, Team Game, Individual Games

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