COMPARISON OF COGNITIVE WORRY, SOMATIC TENSION AND SELF-CONFIDENCE BETWEEN B.P.ED. AND M.P.ED. FOOTBALL PLAYERS
Dr. Joseph Singh
The purpose of this study was to compare cognitive worry, somatic tension and self-confidence between B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. football players. The study was to assess pre-competition anxiety level by competitive state anxiety inventory –2 (CSAI-2). The subjects for study were players of football match practice, who participated in intramural football tournament of the department of physical education, Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow. A total of thirty subjects were taken, fifteen from each B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. classes. The test was administered to the subjects at the ground of the department of physical education, Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow which was held in session 2008-09. The test was administered about 30 minutes before the competition. In order to determine the significance difference between B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. football players on cognitive worry, somatic tension and self-confidence, the t-ratio was applied, the level of significance was set to 0.05. The findings of the study showed that B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. football players do not differ significantly with respect to competition anxiety viz. its components namely, somatic tension, cognitive worry and self-confidence.
Keywords: Somatic Tension, Self Confidence and Cognitive Worry
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