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Comparative Study on Sports Stress Between University Level Female Basketball and Volleyball Players |

Dr. K. M. Valsaraj, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Every age has its monsters, this century is no exception.Stress is one of the biggest monsters of the present century. Stress may bedefined as the adaptive physiological response of the human organism tointernal and external forces and events which disturb the homeostatic balanceof the individual. The imbalance may be caused by psychic, physical and socialagents or conditions. The present study was undertaken to compare the sportsstress between male and female university Basketball and Volleyball players.Sports stress has been assessed using Sports Stress Test constructed by Everly& Girdano. The reliability has been found to be 0.87. The total 24 students(12 female university Basketball players and 12 female university volleyballplayers) from Lucknow region who participated in Inter University tournament inbasketball and Volleyball for the session 2010-11 to 2011-12 were selected assubjects by using purposive sampling technique. The age of the subjects ranged between18-22years.Theobtained data were analyzed by applying the students “t” test between thescores of Basketball and volleyball female university players. The result ofthe study indicated that the significant difference exists between universityfemale Basketball players and university female Volleyball players on sportsstress. The university female Basketball players were significantly better instress control as compared to university female Volleyball players.