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Author: Rakhi Kumari1 & Dr. B. John2


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doi no.: 05-2016-44975451, DOI Link ::


1 Research Scholar, Department of Physical Education, Dr. CV Raman University, Kargi Road Kota Bilaspur C.G.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Dr. CV Raman University, Kargi Road Kota Bilaspur C.G.


The purpose of the study was to  assess the correlation  between emotional intelligence and problem solving ability of badminton players. To conduct the study 100 male badminton players and 100 female badminton players were selected as a sample. The criterion for the selection of badminton players was set to minimum participation in intercollegiate badminton events. The purposive sampling method was used for the selection of subjects. To assess problem solving ability of selected badminton players, Problem Solving Ability Scale prepared by Sharmila and Naga Subramani (2011) was used. This scale consists of 40 statements based on 5 point scale i.e. always, often, sometimes, rarely, and never respectively. Numerical weightage of 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0 are assigned as per the response. This scale is highly reliable and valid. To measure emotional intelligence, five dimensional sports emotional intelligence test prepared by Agashe and Helode (2008) was adopted. This Hindi Inventory comprises of in all 15 items in which 3 items each for tapping self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, empathy and socials skills respectively. The test-retest reliability coefficient of this inventory is 0.71, which is statistically significant and denotes very high level of reliability of the inventory scores through “stability” indices. Pearson correlation coefficient ‘r’ was computed and a moderate level of position association was observed between emotional intelligence of badminton players with their problem solving ability. It was concluded that emotional intelligence and problem solving skills of badmintons players are embedded in each other and facilitates each other.

Keywords : Problem solving skills, emotional intelligence, badminton.


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