Author: Prashnajeet Chatterjee and Dr, Rajkumar Sharma

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  1. Sports Officer in G.S. College of Commerce & Economics, Jabalpur affiliated to Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya Jabalpur (M.P.)
  2. Former Chief Coach, Sports Authority iof India, Ministry of  Youth Welfare and Sports Department, New Delhi

The purpose of the study was to assess the psychological skills as a predictor of sprinting performance of Indian male and female athletes. A purposive sample of one hundred and thirty male=59 and female=71 National level (sprinters) ,who participated in 72nd All India Inter-university Athletic Meet  (M/W)    held at Bangalore  and 18th Federation Cup National Athletics Championship held at NIS Motibagh ,Patiala and 54th National Inter State Athletics Championship held at PAC Ground, Lucknow (U.P.),and volunteered to be the subjects of study. The Athlete   Coping   Scale Invertory-28 (Smith et al. 1995) is a sport-specific scale consisting of 28 items that measures the psychological characteristics of athletes on seven subscales; coping with adversity, peaking under pressure, goal setting/mental preparation, concentration, freedom from worry, confidence and achievement motivation, and coach-ability was employed To investigate the psychological skills on seven sub-scales for National level male and female Sprinters, means,  standard deviations  Multiple Correlation and Regression analysis were computed. The results of investigation revealed that  the selected psychological skills do not predict 100 meter sprinting performance of male sprinters, while these psychological skills do not predict 100 meter sprinting performance of female sprinters

Keywords: Male, Female,  Predictability, Sprinting performance, Athletes.


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