Performance of University Level Kho-Kho Players In Relation To Reaction Time | Original Article
Indian culture is the oldest culture in this world. It has gifted many things to this world. Literature, arts, sports, philosophy, scientific theories and social, political and economical thoughts spread in the world are originated from Indian culture. The game Kho Kho had its origin in Maharashtra state and slowly spread throughout the length and breadth of India and subsequently to the neighboring countries, Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Pakistan. The purpose of the present research was to study the relationship between the performances of University level Men Kho-Kho players in relation to selected cognitive variables. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, subject’s performance was estimated with the help of a rating scale; the status of subjects in the selected cognitive variables reaction time was measured with the help of Electronic Chronoscope. A total of 180 subjects belonging to 16 Universities of South-India were selected in such a way that 60 subjects each belonged to Dodgers, chasers and All-rounders (customer of classification of Kho-Kho players) category. Statistical techniques used: Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Correlation and Multiple regression analysis were used. Result: There exists significant mean difference in the score of the simple reaction time : sound among dodgers, chasers and all-rounders with chasers having better simple reaction time : sound score than dodgers and all-rounder; significant mean difference in the score of the discrimination reaction time-light among dodgers, chasers and all-rounders with chasers having better discrimination reaction time-light score than dodgers and all-rounders; and significant mean difference in the score of performance among dodgers, chasers and all-rounders with chasers having better performance score than dodgers and all-rounder.