Analysis of Mental Toughness among Yogic Practitioners and Physical Educators | Original Article
The aim of the study was to investigate the difference in mental toughness among Yogic Practitioners and Physical Educators. The subjects for the study were 41 male and female students of Yoga discipline and 41 male and female subjects of different disciplines, studying in L.N.U.P.E., Gwalior, Who practice their respective discipline regularly for 3-4 hours per day. The age group of the subjects selected for the study was between 19 to 23 years of age. Mental toughness was assessed by Dr. Allan Goldberg’s Mental Toughness Questionnaire, which consist of 30 items and five factors. The mean and standard deviation of mental toughness of subjects of yoga discipline and other disciplines were 19.85 ± 3.18 and 15.63 ± 3.83 respectively. To compare the significant difference of mental toughness among yogic people and physical educators, independent t-test statistical application was applied. The study revealed that there is no significant difference between mental toughness among yogic and physical educators discipline people at 0.05 level of significance. As the calculated value of all five factors was less than tabulated value, it was considered as no significance difference. The results indicated that the mental toughness of Yogic people and Physical Educators have no difference. This might be due to less number of samples or the nature of activities i.e. Yogic and Physical Activity is almost similar in relation to mental toughness.