NEGATIVE MOOD REGULATIONS IN SPORTSPERSONS: WITH REFERENCE TO LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION
Keywords:Negative Mood Regulation, Level of Participation, Sportsperson
The aim of the present study is to compare ability of sportspersons to regulate their negative mood on the basis of their level of participation. For present study, 30 national level sportspersons (Ave. age 26.12 yrs.), 30 state level sportspersons (Ave. age 25.34 yrs.) and 30 district level sportspersons (Ave. age 23.11 yrs.) were selected as sample. The sample comprise of subjects from both the sexes. Purposive sampling was used in the present study. Negative Mood Regulation Scale prepared by Catanzaro and Mearns (1990) was used to collect psychological data. One Way ANOVA and LSD test reveal that ability to regulate negative mood was found to be significantly higher in national level sportspersons as compared to state and district level sportspersons. It was concluded that sportspersons competing in national level have strong belief that they can cope with any situations which culminates into their superior negative mood regulation ability as compared to state and district level sportspersons.
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