A Comparative Study of Mental Toughness between National Level Kho-Kho and Kabaddi Players | Original Article
The purpose of the present study is to compare the mental toughness between national level Kho-Kho and Kabaddi players. The study was conducted by selected 20 each players, who were represented at Karnataka State team from both Kabaddi and Kho-Kho games. Their age ranging from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were selected from Pionear Kho-Kho Club, B.M.T.C, H.A.L and Vijayanagara Kabaddi Club. Questionnaires were used as a tool to find out the mental toughness. Dr. Alan Goldberg’s questionnaire was selected and used for the study. It was hypothesized that there would be a significant difference between the national level Kho-Kho and Kabaddi players. The‘t’ test is employed to compare the degree of mental toughness between national level Kho-Kho and Kabaddi players. To analyze the score t-test is employed; the level of significance for testing the hypothesis is set at 0.05 level of confidence. There is no a significant difference found between Kho-Kho and Kabaddi players. The Kabaddi players fared better than the Kho-Kho players when mental toughness is considered.