Comparison of Sports Aggression among Cricket Players of Kerala and Madhya Pradesh | Original Article
This study was conducted to Compare the Sports Aggression level Among the National Level Cricket Players of Kerala And Madhya Pradesh. In this study as the subject’s Under- 16, Under-19 Senior cricket players of Madhya Pradesh Kerala were chosen as the subjects. 120 cricket players from Kerala and Madhya Pradesh who had represented their state team in various National tournaments were selected for this study. A total of 60 among the whole sample consist of Kerala Players (U-16 – 20, U-19 - 20 Senior- 20) and the remaining 60 are from Madhya Pradesh. For comparing the Sports Aggression level among the cricket players of Kerala and Madhya Pradesh - Sports Aggression Inventory was used. It was constructed and standardized by Anand Kumar and Prem Shankar Shukla. The questionnaire was filled by the players of Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. For the evaluation of the questionnaires Two-way ANOVA was employed and findings revealed that, both the states have significant influence on Sports Aggression. The players of Under-16, Under-19 and Senior category of Madhya Pradesh has less Sports Aggression in comparison with the players of Kerala players. When we see within the state of MP the Aggression level of the Under-16, Under-19 Senior players possess almost same level. But the Aggression level of the Senior Players from Kerala were significantly different than the other category players. By the help of Sports Psychology, and the assessment of Aggression level of players or individuals’ performance in cricket not only demands systematic training to develop physical and physiological variables but also demands training and considerations of psychological characteristics for the success in this field.