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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part C

Comparative study on Self-Efficacy among Adolescent athletes and non-athletes


Author(s): Dr. Anjali O and Dr. Babitha Mathews

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to know the effect of sport participation on self-efficacy by comparing the scores of adolescent athletes and non-athletes. The study also verifies if there is any significant difference between males and females in the above said categories. The subjects of the study included 120 individuals, consisted of adolescent athletes and non-athletes. The subjects were from 13-19 years of age. Classification of the subjects was athletes (N = 60) and Non- Athletes (N = 60). This population includes boys (N=60) and girls (N=60). The Data was collected using General Self-Efficacy Scale by Schwarzer, R., & Jerusalem, M (1995) on randomly selected subjects from Kerala state. Statistical technique used to compare the means was the Independent t test. Within the limits and limitations of the present study, the results indicate that there is a significant difference between athletes and non-athletes in Self-efficacy i.e. individuals with sports exposure were found to be more self-efficient than those who have not received any kind of sports training. But males and females showed no significant difference. Therefore, a well-planned sports programme to strengthen these life attributes is vital for the effective functioning of an individual. Sports, as a tool for strengthening mind is always advisable for a higher quality life.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Anjali O, Dr. Babitha Mathews. Comparative study on Self-Efficacy among Adolescent athletes and non-athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(6):185-197.
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