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Study on Impact of Gender on Mood States among the Students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University | Original Article

S. Mohan*, S. T. N. Rajeshwaran, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the study was to Study on Impact of Gender on mood states among the Students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. To achieve the purpose of the study, students studying in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 252 from the men section and 538 from the women section totally 790 students have been selected for this study, The selected students were hailed from courses namely Agriculture, Horticulture, Bio-technology, Agriculture Business Management, Bio-Informatics and Agricultural Engineering. Their age was in the range of 18 to 21. As the purpose of the study was to test the mood state, the standardized tool of Profile of Mood States (POMS) was employed. Profile of Mood States is a psychological tool developed by McNair, Droppleman Lorr, (1971) which measures the mood states namely tension, depression, anger, vigor, fatigue, confusion and friendliness. POMS is a Liket type scale having the reliability (0.96). Thus, the data on mood states namely anger, tension, fatigue, vigor, depression and confusion have been collected. The collected data on mood states among the samples of both men and women were used data analysis. To test the objectives of testing the influence of gender on mood states, the collected data were tested by Analysis of Variance (One way). From the results of the study male students are explicitly high in the form of expectations regarding their future course of action. Resulting of this, they have to prove themselves to the state of tension, confusion fatigue finally to the state of depressive. Regarding the female students as they prefer the way of safe and secure in their career they feel comfortable in the expression of undesirable situations though they too have to face the mood state of anger, confusion and depression.