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doi no.: 05-2016-44975451

1. Research Scholar, School of Physical Education and Sports Science,  Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Padur, Chennai 600103.

2. Assistant Professor, School of Physical Education and Sports Science, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Padur, Chennai – 600103,

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Students’ playing skill is significantly impacted by their socioeconomic status. Someone’s or a group’s socioeconomic standing is determined by factors such as his or her level of education, job, and parental income. A person’s socioeconomic status (SES) and way of life are both connected with their level of health. This research analyzed how socioeconomic status (SES) affected the respondents’ overall health. We also investigated if and how one’s way of life can moderate the connection among socioeconomic status and health.  There were substantial beneficial benefits on both physiological and mental health from the way of life. Further, the connection between socioeconomic status and health was mediated by one’s way of life. This study investigates the association between the socio-economic position and psychological factors and their potential impact on the playing ability of school boys from Indian schools in Oman. The aim of the research is to identify the socio-economic factors and psychological characteristics that may influence the performance and abilities of these students in sports activities.  The questionnaires assess variables such as family income, parental education level, access to resources, self-esteem, motivation, and self-efficacy. These factors are hypothesized to have an influence on the playing ability of the participants. The qualitative phase involves conducting in-depth interviews with a subset of the participants to gain deeper insights into their experiences, perceptions, and attitudes towards sports and the impact of socio-economic and psychological factors on their abilities. The interviews provide a more nuanced understanding of the underlying factors that contribute to or hinder their playing ability. The findings of this study are expected to contribute to the existing literature on the relationship between socio-economic status, psychological factors, and sports performance among school boys. Additionally, the results may inform educational institutions, policymakers, and sports organizations in developing strategies and interventions to enhance the playing ability and overall well-being of students from Indian schools in Oman.

Keywords: socioeconomic status, Sports activity, Indian schools, psychological factors, playing ability.


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