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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part D

A comparative study of depression between elite sportspersons and non-sportspersons


Author(s): CD Agashe and Vijay Kumar Chaurasiya

Abstract: The present study has been conducted with a specific aim of assessing depression in elite athletes as compared to non-sporting population. To conduct the study, 50 elite sportspersons were selected as sample. The criteria for selection of elite sportspersons was participation in national level sports tournament with achievement of finishing in first three position of that event. To fulfill the objectives of the present study, 50 non-sportsperson students from colleges and Universities operational in Chhattisgarh were also selected. The age range of selected subjects from both the group were within 18 to 28 years. Depressive symptoms in selected subjects were assessed by Jodhpur Multiphasic Personality Inventory prepared by Joshi and Malik (1981). It was found that non-sportspersons showed significantly more magnitude of low stress tolerance, rigid conscience development and more magnitude of proneness to guilty as compared elite sportspersons. It was concluded that elite sportspersons possess enhanced mental set of skills to cope more effectively with depression as compared to non-sportspersons.

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How to cite this article:
CD Agashe and Vijay Kumar Chaurasiya. A comparative study of depression between elite sportspersons and non-sportspersons. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(4): 214-215.
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