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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part F

Personality and mental health of team and individual game players: A comparative study


Author(s): Dr. Kriti Vashishtha

Abstract: This study compares the personality and mental health of those individuals who play any team sport or any individual game. For this purpose, 200 sport persons have been selected (100 team game players and 100 individual game players) and they were measured on two major dimensions, which are, hardiness and psychological wellbeing. Further the dimensions of hardiness- control, commitment and challenge; and dimensions of psychological wellbeing- autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relations with others, purpose in life, self-acceptance were also compared. It was hypothesized that those who play individual game will be hardier and will have high psychological wellbeing as compare to those who play team sport. This is a factorial design and F ratio has been calculated to test the hypotheses. The tools used were Singh Psychological Hardiness Scale (SPHS) by A. K. Singh (2005) and The Scale of Psychological Wellbeing by Ryff (1989) [9]. Results showed a significant difference in commitment, control and challenge of both the groups and even in all the dimensions of psychological wellbeing except, positive relations with others. This dimension came out to be better for team sport players as compare to the individual game players.

Pages: 333-337  |  1003 Views  22 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Kriti Vashishtha. Personality and mental health of team and individual game players: A comparative study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;2(2):333-337.
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