• Sanjit Mandal Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Netaji Mahavidyalaya Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal, India.
  • Professor Gopal Chandra Saha Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Vinay Bhavana, Visva-Bharati (Central University), Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.
  • Dr. Manoj Kumar Murmu Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Government Institute for Physical Education, Banipur, North 24 PGS, West Bengal, India.


Reaction Time, Rural, Urban, Women Soccer Club Player


Introduction: Soccer require that players show the highest possible level of reaction to stimuli in both the central and peripheral fields of vision, because selecting key information about the opponent's movements is only efficient if the athlete observes the opponent's entire body and its surroundings. The  main aim of this study was to compare reaction time ability of rural and urban women soccer player. Material and methods: The study participants comprised 60 women soccer club player in different club of West Bengal in which 30 rural and 30 urban girls aged 10.27 ± 1.37 were recruited through random sampling method.  The study involved three ability tests from the Multipurpose Reaction Time Apparatus: the Audio Reaction Time, the Visual Reaction Time and the Tactile Reaction Time test. Results: In order to analyze the data independent t- test was used to analyze the data at 0.05 level of Significance and investigator observed the significant different between Rural and Urban women soccer players (p<0.05). Conclusions: Rural women soccer players were excelled in reaction time ability than urban women soccer players. The life style of rural women soccer players likely, was the best reason for their better reaction time.


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Sanjit Mandal, Professor Gopal Chandra Saha, & Dr. Manoj Kumar Murmu. (2023). REACTION TIME OF RURAL AND URBAN FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS IN WEST BENGAL: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(9). Retrieved from