Author: Neetu Singh and Prof. R.K. Yadav

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  1. Research scholar, Department of Physical Education R.D.V.V. University Jabalpur (M.P.)
  2. Head, Department of Physical Education R.D.V.V. University Jabalpur (M.P.)

The purpose of the present study was to explore and compare the motivational characteristics of male and female kabaddi players representing their respective state in 65th Senior National Kabaddi Championships held at Hyderabad in the Year 2017-2018.Sports Motivation was assessed using Sports Motivation (SMS-6) scale constructed by Mollet et. Al. (2007) was used 240 national level kabaddi players were selected for the present study of which 120 were males and 120 were female players. The subject complete sports motivation scale to assess various factor of motivation i.e. A motivation, External Regulation, Interjected Regulation, Identified Regulation, Integration Regulation and Intrinsic Motivation. Results revealed that male kabaddi players were significantly more Interjected Regulation than females. Male kabaddi players also exhibit more external regulation. However, there was no significant difference between male and female but female kabaddi player achieved high mean scores in amotivation, identified regulation, integration regulation and intrinsic motivation which concludes that female are more intrinsic motivated than males in the group.

Keywords: Motivation,  Male, Female, Kabaddi, National  players.


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