A Comparative Analysis of Will to Win and Mental Toughness Among Various Levels of Cricketers According to Their Playing Experience |
The present study wascarried out to analyse the role of mental toughness and will to win amongvarious levels of cricketers according to their playing experience. A total ofthirty (N=30) male subjects, Out of which ten (N=10) beginners, ten (N=10)intermediate and ten (N=10) advanced cricketers were purposively selected forthe collection of data. The age of the subjects was ranged between 18 to 28years. Mental toughness was measured with questionnaire developed by Goldberg(1998) and Will to win was measured with questionnaire prepared by Kumar andShukla (1988). ANOVA was applied to find out the difference in mean scoresamong beginners, intermediate and advanced cricketers. Where ‘F’ values foundsignificant in ANOVA, then LSD post-hoc test was applied to see the mean differencebetween three groups through SPSS. The level of significance was set at 0.05.The results revealed that the advanced players are significantly better ascompared to intermediate and beginners with regard to Mental Toughness.However, the will to win among beginners, intermediate and advanced cricketerswas found in-significant.