Field Hockey Skill Tests Construction and Validation on Female Hockey Players

Inderpreet Kaur Nanda, Gursharan Kaur


Hockey is a team-game in which the different players have to perform the different types of skills to overcome the opponent, each members of team have to perform best, to achieve success. In any sports discipline assessment of player can be done by subjective or objective means. Skill tests of relevant sports discipline helps in the objective assessment of the player. Sports skill tests are designed to measure the basic skills used in the playing of a specific sport. The degree of perfection of sport skills obviously varies significantly with the level and gender of the players. The mastery of the fundamental skills in any game results in the high level performance. Norms are necessary if the test scores are to be adequately interpreted. The type of test is selected depending upon the purpose of the test and characteristics of the group to be tested. The aim of the present study was to construct and standardize the fundamental skill tests for the game of field hockey which contribute towards performance of the players. The objectives of the study measures the selected skills and performance and further establishing validity, reliability and objectivity the selected skill. Also the percentile norms and Hull scale for selected skill tests was constructed for field hockey female players. The study is delimited to 5 skills hitting, pushing, dribbling, passing and stopping, also female hockey players of inter-college level age ranged between 17 to 25 years with average age of 21years were selected. The data collected were subjected to various statistical analysis. Product Moment Correlation was used to find out inter – relationship among all the skill test items, Factor Analysis was applied in which, significant factors responsible for variance and dominant were extracted through Principal Component Analysis, The reliability of the filtered skill test items was computed by test retest method and Finally norms were developed using percentiles and Hull Scale.The result reveals that there was inter-relationship between the performances of selected test items. The knowledge evolved in this study is directly helpful to coaches, trainers, trainees and teachers of Hockey and also selection committee of Field Hockey at different levels. This contribution will enrich the overall game performance in Indian Field Hockey.

Keywords: Field Hockey, Norms, Performance, Skills

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/58-02

Publication date:August 31st 2021

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