POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TRIBAL AND NON-TRIBAL HOCKEY PLAYERS
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Verma and Dr. Deo Narayan
Dept. of Sports & Games, A.N.D.U.A.T., Kumarganj, Ayodhya, U.P.
The aim of the present study was to identify the difference of positive mental health between tribal and non-tribal of junior national hockey players. To study the positive mental health aspect of junior national hockey players, 40 tribal players belonging to different tribes of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya-Pradesh and 40 non-tribal hockey players belongs to Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Madhya-parades and Maharashtra were selected for the study. To assess positive mental health, a positive mental health inventory prepared by Agashe & Helode (2007) has been administered to each subject under the lab like condition. After administration of test scoring and tabulation has been done as prescribe by the author. After analyzing the data, it was observed that tribal players shown more magnitude of positive mental health m=19.07 as compared to non-tribal hockey players m=16.80. The t value 1.986 shows that tribal hockey player is having better positive mental health as compare to compare to non-tribal hockey player, which is significant at 0.05 level of significance. Therefore it can be concluded that tribal players are having better positive mental health then because of the stress free life style.
Keywords: Positive Mental Health, Tribal, Non-Tribal Hockey Players.
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