PSYCHO-SOMATIC RELATIONSHIP OF NATIONAL BODY-BUILDERS OF INDIA
Tariq Murtaza, Mujahid Ali, Mohd. Imran and Arshee Saleem
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship existing in the somatotypes, physical self concept, sensation seeking and anxiety state of body builders. The total 125 body builders were selected for this study. The age of the subjects were ranged between 18 to 25 years. The data on somatotypical measurements of the subjects were obtained by Carter and Heath method (1990), data on physical self-concept, of the subjects were obtained by using a questionnaire developed by Fox (1990) and the data on sensation seeking and anxiety state test were gauge by questionnaire developed by Neary and Zuckerman (1976). Pearson product moment coefficient correlation was used to determine the relationship among the mean score of the body builders. The result of the study showed that there was a significant relationship exists between mesomorph and physical self concept, mesomorph and anxiety state and ectomorph and physical self concept, whereas insignificant relationship were found between endomorph and physical self concept, endomorph and sensation seeking, endomorph and anxiety state, mesomorph and sensation seeking, ectomorph and sensation seeking, ectomorph and anxiety state at 0.05 level of significance with 124 degree of freedom.
Keywords: Somatotypes, Endomorph, Mesomorph Ectomorph, Self Concept, Anxiety State and Body builders.
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