CORRELATION BETWEEN RESTING PULSE RATE AND ANXIETY AMONG KHO-KHO, KABADDI AND BADMINTON PLAYERS OF CHITWAN DISTRICT
Dr. Shyam Prasad Sedai
Anxiety and resting heart rate are inter-related psycho-physiological variables and they have adverse effects in sports performance. The purpose of the present study is to find out if there was any relationship existed in the resting pulse rate and anxiety profile of different games players. Total sixty (N=60) intervarsity players twenty Kho-Kho [n=20], twenty Kabaddi [n=20] and twenty Badminton [n=20]) were selected as the subjects of the present study. The age of subjects was ranged from 18 to 25 years. Sports competitive anxiety test (SCAT) developed by Martin (1977) was employed on the subjects. Heart rate was measured by pulse palpation. The pulse rate is measured by counting the heart beats in a set period of time. Pearson product moment correlation was applied to determine the relationship between the anxiety and resting pulse rate. The result of the present study revealed that there was no significant relationship was found between resting heart rate and anxiety profile among selected three games players.
Keywords: Anxiety, Resting Heart Rate, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi and Badminton.
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