"ANALYSIS ON PERSONALITY TRAITS AMONG DIFFERENT SKILL LEVEL OF MEN CRICKETERS"

Authors

Dr. R. Soundara rajan, Assistant Director of Physical Education
PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, India.

Abstract

The aim of this study was Positional wise Analysis of personality traits among different level of Indian men cricketers. The investigator has selected 184 Cricket players in India were classified in to three groups: 1) league players 2) players represented state at various levels (Under 16, Under 18,Under 22 and Under 25), 3) elite group consisting of players played Ranji, Indian Premier League and represented India under 19 and senior level. The age of the subjects ranged between 18 to 25 years. MAP series (adaptability, academic achievement, boldness, competition, creativity, enthusiasm, excitability, general ability, guilt proneness, individualism, leadership, innovation, maturity, natural health, morality, self control, sensitivity, self sufficiency, social warmth and tension). In this study, static group comparison design has been used. It involves three categorical variables such as elite, state & league players. MAPS (personality factors) as stated earlier were taken into consideration for statistical analysis. One way analysis of variance of independent group was applied to determine significant variation, if any, for different level of cricket players such as batsman, bowler, keeper and all rounder, on selected MAPS (personality factors). The level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 for significance. Scheffe’s test was applied as a post hoc test, if they obtained F – ratio was found to be significant.