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A Survey of Superstitious Beliefs among Sportspersons of Brahmavart P.G. College, Kanpur | Original Article

Satyendra Nath Mishra*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports

ABSTRACT:

A survey of superstitious beliefs among sportspersons of Brahmavart P.G. College, Kanpur is organized to review the behaviour and attitude of sports persons. For this purpose of inspect the pervasiveness of superstitious beliefs among Sportspersons of Brahmavart P.G. College, 30 male sportspersons of Brahmavart P.G. College, Kanpur, who have represented at inter-university and state level tournament, were randomly selected to serve as subjects. The superstitious beliefs and behavior scale was prepared by Hans G. Buhramann, B. Brouch and Maxwell K. Zaugg on seven areas containing forty items was employed as criterion measure of the study. The questionnaire was administered individually to all the subjects. All the subjects had answered the questionnaire separately, without consulting others. To analyze the data descriptive statistics was used for each selected characteristics and the responses of the questionnaire were analysed in percentage too. The findings of the study justified that the superstitious beliefs are prevalent among the Sportspersons of Brahmavart P.G. College, Kanpur.