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An Effect of Motivation on the Performance of Badminton Players | Original Article

Pushpendra Purashwani*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of motivation on the performance of badminton players. Motivational methods used were extrinsic reward, social reinforcement by the coach, goal setting and competition. 25 badminton players of L.N.I.P.E, belonging to the 18 to 25 years ago were selected as subjects for this study. The subjects were divided into two equal groups in experimental and control groups and performance was taken in initial testing. Along with regular Badminton training, the experimental group was also given motivation whereas the control group only received Badminton training. For the purpose of comparing the performance means of motivational group with non-motivational group in this study t-ratio was made as an overall test of significance. The t-test was employed for testing the significance at .05 level of confidence. Analysis of data revealed that there was significant difference at .05 levels between the pre and post –test scores of experimental group (8.04) and control group (4.84). Further it also showed that the post test score of experimental group and control group differ significantly.