EVALUATION OF EMOTIONAL MATURITY AMONG SUB-ELITE FOOTBALL PLAYERS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE

Jaspal Singh, Mukhwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh

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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the emotional maturity among the school, college and club level sub-elite football players. For this purpose total three hundred (N=300) football players (100 school level, 100 college level and 100 club level) were selected to collect the data from various football centers of Punjab. The age of players ranged between 15 to 25 years. Emotional Maturity of the football players was assessed with the help of Emotional Maturity Scale given by Singh and Bhargava (1990). The results of One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) revealed significant differences (p<0.05) on sub-variable personality disintegration among school, college and club level football players. Post-hoc analysis revealed that college level football players had significantly better mean score on personality disintegration (p<0.05) than the school level football players. However, no significant differences were reported on emotional instability, emotional regression, social maladjustment, lack of independence and emotional maturity (total) among the school, college and club level football players. As per need of modern competitive sports that it is recommended to introduce systematic psychological training to school, college and club level players for better performance in their game or event.

 

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