COMPARISON OF PERCEPTION ABOUT REACTIVITY TO STRESS BETWEEN MALE SPORTSPERSONS OF GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR SPORTS HOSTELS
Mr. Anthony Francis P. S.and Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B.
Stress is tremendously prominent component of any involvement in competitive sport. Stress is a component of life that has profound effect on living of everyone. It is universally accepted that the sportspersons tend to suffer more from it than non-sportspersons. Athletes are often required to perform complex sporting skills in challenging and evaluative environments. The purpose of the present study was to compare the perceived stress reactivity of male sportspersons belonging to Government and Private sector sports hostels of Karnataka. In order to achieve the purpose of the study Eighty-two male sportspersons from Government (N=30) and Private (N=52) sports hostels were selected. The details are given in table 1. Their age ranged between 16 to 18 years. The subjects were studying during the academic year 2020-21 in various Pre-University colleges in the locality of their respective sports hostels. Perceived stress reactivity of sportspersons was assessed through ‘The perceived stress reactivity scale for adolescent athletes’ in the present study. The questionnaire was administered in a class room set up. In order to compare the perceived stress reactivity between male sportspersons of Government and Private sports hostels, independent sample ‘t’ test was calculated. there is significant difference between sportspersons from Government and Private sport hostels in terms of three sub variables of perceived stress reactivity and total scores on perceived stress reactivity. It was concluded that, the sportspersons of Government sports hostels had higher stress in Reactivity to work over load, Reactivity to social conflict, Reactivity to social evaluation and Total perceived stress reactivity as compared to sportspersons in private sports hostels.
Keywords: Stress, Wellbeing, Status, Sports hostel, Government, Private and Perception.
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