Effect of Yogic exercises on selected Psychological variables of female students in Physical Education
Author(s): Nahid Akhtar
Abstract: Aim: The purpose of the study was to investigation effect of yogic exercises on selected psychological variables on Female Students in physical education. Material and Methods: 40 Female Students in physical education of Govt. Girls Degree College, Panna, were selected as the subject for the study. The range of age is the 17-22. The subjects were randomly divided into two groups, each group consisting of 20 subjects. The subject did not take part in routine physical exercises during the period of experiment. The Study was further delimited to the selected psychological variables i.e. anxiety & mental toughness. For assessment of anxiety by using Sports Competition Anxiety test (SCAT) prepared by Rainer Martens and assessment of mental toughness by using Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ) prepared by Alan Goldberg. For the purpose of analysis of data ‘t’ test was employed to compare the degree of aggression between batsmen and bowlers. Results: There was a significant difference between the means of Pre Data & Post Data on the scores of anxiety since the obtained value of 't' (2.13) was higher than the tabulated value and no significant difference on mental toughness the obtained value of 't' (.483) was lower than the tabulated value.Conclusion: The yogic exercises is a very effective method for the management of competitive sports anxiety of Female Students in comparison to mental toughness of in physical education.