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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 1, Issue 5, Part B

A survey of psychological skills in national level female and male swimmers


Author(s): Mettilda Thomas

Abstract: The participation in modern sport is influenced by various physical, physiological, sociological, and psychological factors. The sports trainers and coaches have started giving more importance to the psychological skills or building the mental make-up of the players before their contacts in the national and international competition. The difference between success and failure of two equally matched athletes’ depends on an individual’s ability to cope with the perceived stress of competition. The purpose of the study was assessing the psychological skills of national level swimmers belong India. The number of subjects chosen for this study was 200 male and 200 female swimmers age range between 20 to26. Michel J Mahoney’s psychological skills inventory (PSIS) used for the purpose of the study. Concentration, Anxiety, Confidence, Mental preparation, Motivation, Team emphasis were the variables of the study. Female and male swimmers have the same level Anxiety. Female swimmers have significantly higher level Concentration as compared to male swimmers. On confidence, Mental Preparation, and Team Emphasis male have significantly higher level as compared to female swimmers. Female and male swimmers have the same level Motivation. And on psychological skills Female and male swimmers have the same level of Skills. The aim of the study is to enable the players, coaches and physical educators to know the capacities and weakness of the players and thereby help them to improve further performance on related trait.

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Mettilda Thomas. A survey of psychological skills in national level female and male swimmers. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;1(5):69-71.
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