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Analysis of Football Playing Ability With Selected Psychological Variables Among Football Players |

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


The purpose of the present study was to find out therelationship of selected psychological variables with playing ability of soccerplayers. To achieve the purpose of the study, 100 male soccer players wereselected randomly from the affiliated colleges of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University,Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, who had played in Manonmaniam Sundaranar UniversityIntercollegiate Soccer Tournaments held at­­­­­­­­­­­ St. Xavier’s College,Palayamkottai, Tamilnadu, during the year 2010-11. The age of the subjectsranged from 17-22 years. The present part consists of one dependent variablesuch as playing ability and three independent variables such as state anxiety,trait anxiety and aggression. Data were collected for the ten variables. Todetermine the relationship between dependent variable and independent variablePearson product moment and multiple correlation were used. There wassignificant relationship between playing ability, state anxiety, trait anxietyand aggression among college soccer players. There was significant relationshipbetween playing ability and the combined effect of selected variables such asstate anxiety, trait anxiety and aggression among college soccer players.