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The Comparison of Intelligence among Combative and Non-Combative Sports | Original Article

Brij Kishore Prasad*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Many factors like personality, motivation, physical charities and motor abilities as well as environmental situations are regarded as having an interacting influence on an individual’s selection of the achievement in various physical activities. Although variables and their effects on activity participation has been the subject of human number of studies, the role of intelligence has, to grate extant, been overlooked. Two Hundred male and female players (100 combative sports players & 100 non-sports players) were selected for this study. Average age of players was 22.1 with the range of 17-25 years old players. “Group Test of Intelligence” developed by Dr. S. Jalota was used as tool to measuring intelligence among combative and non-combative sports. The statistical procedure applied was Independent Sample ‘Student’ T-test and level of significance was set at 0.05. Significant difference was found among combative and non-combative sports player’s intelligence as calculated ‘t’ value 2.51 is great than tabulated ‘t’ value 1.98 at 0.05 level of significance. It is found that intelligence level among combative sports players is more than non-combative sports players. There is significant difference of intelligence of combative and non-combative sports. It is also found that winning or losing in combative sports are largely depend upon player’s own performance in comparison to that of non-combative.