International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physical Education | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017 | Rating: 7 / 10


An Assessment on Locus of Control and Athletic Identity among National Level Basketball Players

Dr. Binu George Varghese [2] | Diya Varghese


Abstract: The spirit of sports gives each of us who participate an opportunity to be creative. Sports know no sex, age, race or religion. Sports give us all the abilities to test ourselves mentally physically and emotionally in a way no other aspect of life can. The purpose of the study was to investigate the locus of control and athletic identity among the national level basketball players. The data for the study comprised of 381 national and state level basketball players between the age group of 15 to 35 participated in youth junior and senior national championship between 2011 to 2014. To achieve the purpose of the study 157 no. of boys 224 no. of girls whole heartedly participated during their participation in national championship approved by basketball federation of India. The average age of the students were under 16 in youth, under 18 in junior, and above in senior. The data for this study collected from the sample with the locus of control scale (LOC, Rotter, 1996) ( to assess internal and external locus of control) and Athletic identity measurements scale (AIMS) (to assess athletic identity) (Brewer, Van Rallte & Linder, 1993) It was hypothesized that Male basketball players will have a better locus of control than the female basketball players and there will be gender difference in terms of athletic identity among the basketball players. The data pertaining to the locus of control and athletic identity was tested using multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) and Analysis of variance (ANOVA) for analyzing the differences exist between grouping variables. The ANOVA results reveals that the dependent variables athletic identity found significant differ between groups viz. , youth, junior and senior and No significant difference were found between gender and group (youth, junior and senior) of Basketball players on locus of control.


Keywords: Basketball Players, Locus of Control, Athletic Identity


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,


Pages: 1937 - 1940


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