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An Analysis of the Components of Emotional Maturity and Adjustment in Combat Sport Athletes
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 13-20
Received: Jan. 11, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 30, 2015; Published: Feb. 10, 2015
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Baljinder Singh Bal, Department of Physical Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Davinder Singh, Department of Physical Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
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Abstract
The researchers of this study aim to know about the role of emotional maturity and adjustment in performance of combat sport athletes. To obtain data, the investigator had selected Seventy Five (N=75) male Inter college level combat sport athletes of 19 to 25 years of age to act as subjects. The purposive sampling technique was used to select the subjects. All the subjects, after having been informed about the objective and protocol of the study, gave their consent and volunteered to participate in this study. To measure the level of emotional maturity among subjects, Emotional Maturity Scale constructed by Singh and Bhargava’s (1988) was administered. The level of Adjustment was measured by applying Adjustment Inventory prepared by A.K.P. Sinha & R.P. Singh (1980). One way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was employed to find out the intra-group differences. Where F values were found significant LSD (Least Significant Difference) Post-hoc test was applied to find out the direction and degree of difference. For testing the hypotheses, the level of significance was set at 0.05. In a nutshell it can be said that from the findings that insignificant differences were found among combat sport athletes (Boxing, Judo and Wrestling) on the sub-variables of Emotional Maturity i.e., Emotional Unstability, Emotional Regression, Social Maladjustment, Personality Disintegration, Lack of Independence and Emotional Maturity (Total). Concludingly from the findings that significant differences were present among combat sport athletes (Boxing, Judo and Wrestling) on the sub-variables of Adjustment i.e., Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment and Total Adjustment. However, insignificant differences had been observed on the sub-variables; Home Adjustment, Health Adjustment and Educational Adjustment.
Keywords
Emotional Maturity, Adjustment, Combat Sport
To cite this article
Baljinder Singh Bal, Davinder Singh, An Analysis of the Components of Emotional Maturity and Adjustment in Combat Sport Athletes, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 13-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150401.13
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