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An Exploratory Study of Psychomotor Abilities among Cricket Players of Different Level of Achievement

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Physical Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, INDIA
  • 2Department of Physical Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, INDIA

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 1-8, August,23 (2014)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to find out the significant differences of psychomotor abilities, among cricket players of different level of achievement. For the purpose of present study, One hundred seventy seven (N=177), Male District, State and National Level Cricket Players between the age group of 21-25 years (Mean � SD: age 22.89�1.76 years, height 176.04�4.18 cm, body mass 73.76�4.63 kg) were selected. The subjects were purposively assigned into three groups: Group-A: District level cricket players (n=80), Group-B: State Level Cricket Players (n=65) and Group-C: National level cricket players (n=32). The statistical package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 14.0 was used for all analyses. In all the analyses, the 5% critical level (p 0.05) was considered to indicate statistical significance. The differences in the mean of each group for selected variable were tested for the significance of difference by One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). For further analysis Post-Hoc Test (Scheffe�s Test) was applied. The results revealed significant differences between found among district, state and national level cricket players on the sub-variables; muscular strength, muscular power, muscular endurance, running speed, running agility, jumping ability, throwing ability, flexibility and balance.

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