Relationship between selected psychological variables among trainees of combat sports
Author(s): Arnav Sharma and Dr. Pushpendra Purashwani
Abstract: The study was conducted with a motive for the analysis of relationship between selected psychological variables among trainees of combat sports. Three psychological variables were selected for the study i.e. Aggression, Sports Competition Anxiety and Sports Achievement Motivation to analyze the correlation between Motivation with Anxiety and Aggression with Anxiety among combat sports-persons from Boxing, Wrestling and Judo discipline from trainees of Diploma course NSNIS Patiala. For the purpose of this study, 36 elite male sports- persons whose mean and standard deviation of age was 28.72±3.49 from those three sports discipline, 12 from each sport were randomly selected. For measuring the aggression, Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ) developed by Buss and Perry in 1992, for sports competition anxiety, Sports Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) developed by Rainer Martens in 1977 and for sports achievement motivation, Sports Achievement Motivation Test (SAMT) developed by M.L. Kamlesh in 1990 were introduced respectively. For the interpretation of data and statistical analysis, Descriptive Statistics and Pearson Product-moment correlation coefficient were conducted. At 0.05, the level of significance had been taken. From the study it was found that there was a significant negative correlation of sports achievement motivation with sports competition anxiety among trainees of combat sports. For aggression with sports competition anxiety, the relationship was found insignificant along with a negative correlation among the selected combat sports- persons.