Investigation of Prevalence of Superstitious Beliefs among Female Table Tennis Players | Original Article
An investigation was organized to assess the behaviour and attitude of Superstitious Beliefs among Female Table Tennis Players. For this purpose to examine the prevalence of superstitious beliefs among female table tennis players, 50 female table tennis players of different universities and different districts of Madhya Pradesh were randomly selected to serve as subjects. The superstitious beliefs and behavior scale was originally prepared by Hans G. Buhramann, B. Brouch and Maxwell K. Zaugg on seven areas containing forty items. On the basis of original scale, a new scale was constructed by consulting various aspects of psychology and sociology. The questionnaire was administered individually to all the subjects. All the subjects had answered the questionnaire separately, without consulting others. To analysis the data, collected by administering the questionnaire to all the subjects during Table Tennis Inter-University Competitions and M.P. State Table Tennis Tournaments, Descriptive Statistics was used for each selected characteristics and the responses of the questionnaire were analysed in percentage to perceive the prevalence of superstitious beliefs among female table tennis players. The results had revealed that there was a prevalence of superstitious beliefs among female table tennis players.