Relationship between Playing Ability and Psychological Variables among Beginner Basketball Players | Original Article
The study contains the relationship between playing ability and psychological variables of beginner basketball players. Psychological variables play the crucial role for the performance of the player. By knowing the relationship between these two variables one can easily determine talent of playing ability in basketball. The success rates of talent identification and development programme have rarely been assessed and the validity of the models applied remains highly debated. Talent is the adequate aptitude or ability in one direction, above the normal average. Someone who has the talent is able to do something without trying hard. The objectives of the study were to characterize the psychological variables, and to find out the relationship between playing ability and psychological variables of beginner basketball players. To achieve these purpose 400 male beginner basketball players purposely selected from different schools of Uttarakhand in age group of 14-18 as subjects. Data was analyzed by using Pearson product moment correlation, multiple correlations and multiple regression equation was developed. High correlation was found between playing ability and psychological variables (anxiety, self-concept).