2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part C
Analysis of mental toughness between international swimmers and para swimmers of IndiaAuthor(s):
Dr. Manoj SahuAbstract:
The current work aims to examine normal swimmers and physically challenge swimmers’ perception of mental toughness and how this perception is related with their mental abilities i.e Reboundability, Handel pressure, Concentration, confidence and Motivation level. Mental toughness level among the physical challenge and normal swimmers has considered as a fundamental variable. Participants were 15 Para swimmers and 15 normal swimmers that having a record of participation in international swimming championship. Mental toughness as measured with an adaptation of mental toughness scale (Dr. Alan Goldberg 2004), formed by five-factor: Rebound ability, Handel pressure, Concentration, confidence level and motivation. Independent‘t’ test showed that there are significant differences between physically normal and physically challenged swimmers regarding of our mental toughness variables. Revealing greater mean score in Rebound ability, Handel pressure, and Concentration and motivation level in Para swimmers than the swimmers but no statistically significant difference was discovered between the swimmers and Para swimmers on the Mental Toughness Confidence Factor. The result shows that physically challenge swimmers are more mentally stronger than the physically normal swimmers. Therefore it may be because the physically challenged swimmers in India live with the social problems and they make themselves mentally strong to face the same before entering into the sports life, but the normal athletes start facing such problems when they enter into competitive sports. These may be the reason that physically challenged swimmers shows better mental toughness than the normal swimmers.Finally, further research is required to set a constant behavior in line for both categories.Pages: 170-172 | 182 Views 38 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Dr. Manoj Sahu. Analysis of mental toughness between international swimmers and para swimmers of India. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(2):170-172.