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Research Paper | Physical Education | India | Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016
A Comparative Study of Problem Solving Ability in Sportspersons in Relation to their Sports Achievement
Dr. Karmishtha Shambharkar | C. D. Agashe 
Abstract: The aim of the present study is to compare problem solving ability among sportspersons on the basis of their sports achievements. For present study, 60 national level sportspersons (Ave. age 24.12 yrs. ), 60 state level sportspersons (Ave. age 23.34 yrs. ), 60 district level sportspersons (Ave. age 21.11 yrs. ) were selected as sample. The sample comprise of subjects from both the sexes. The chosen games from where sportspersons were selected comprise of judo, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, badminton and hockey. The sample was collected through convenience sampling method. Hindi version of Problem Solving Ability Scale prepared by Sharmila and Naga Subramani (2011) was used to assess problem solving ability of selected subjects. Analysis of data reveals that problem solving ability in national level sportspersons was found to be significantly superior as compared to state and district level sportspersons. It was concluded that functionality of brain is an important marker of sports achievements.
Keywords: Problem solving ability, Sports achievements
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016,
Pages: 1318 - 1319
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