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2021, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part D

Relationship of personality characteristics and superstitious behaviour of women athletes


Author(s): Dr. Pradeep Saraswat and Dr. Renu Das

Abstract:
The current study focuses on how women athletes who compete in both individual and team sports behave superstitiously and how those traits relate to their personalities. The All India Inter-University Tournaments produced 138 female athletes in a number of sports. The Locus of Control scale created by Whitehead and Corbin was utilised instead of the superstitious behaviour Questionnaire created by Buhrmann, Brown, and Zaugg. For the purposes of the current investigation, the physical state anxiety and cognitive state anxiety were measured using the short version of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory (CDAI-2), which was created by Cox, Russell, and Robb. The Indian sportswomen's traditions were changed for this superstitious behaviour questionnaire. The information was gathered using a survey approach. Descriptive statistics were used to evaluate the data, and Pearson's Product Moment Correlation was then used to determine the association. The findings showed that the most frequent rituals followed by different female athletes in a variety of games and sports included employing their maximum potential, dressing nicely to feel more prepared, needing solitude or seclusion before a game, and scoring the game's first point or goal. The findings also showed a substantial positive association between all rituals practised and the significance of success for female football players. Additionally, there was a strong positive correlation between the overall number of rituals practised and the female gymnasts' somatic state anxiety.


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pradeep Saraswat, Dr. Renu Das. Relationship of personality characteristics and superstitious behaviour of women athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(1):251-254.

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