A Comparative Study on Sports Achievement Motivation and Mental Toughness of Individual and Team Game Players | Original Article
In the current study to compare the sports achievement motivation and mental toughness between the individual and team game players who used to take part in inter-college matches and tournaments. For this study, the investigator selected twenty five (25) individual game players and twenty five (25) team game players of Lakshmibai national institute of physical education, Gwalior (M.P.) Thus, the total numbers of subjects were 50 only. The age group of the subjects was ranged from (20-25) years. To measure sports achievement motivation and mental toughness between individual and team game players, a questionnaire (SAMT) developed by Kamlesh (1990) and the mental toughness questionnaire developed by Dr. Allan Goldberg (2004) was used to evaluate the sports achievement motivation and mental toughness of the subjects. For the present study, the mean value, standard deviation, and independents ’t’ test were applied to analyze the data. The result of the study reveals that there was a significant difference between mean sports achievement motivation scores of Individual games (27.24) and Team game (26.36) players, and there was a significant difference between mean mental toughness of individual game (19.04) and Team game (20.12) players.