International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physical Education | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015


Selected Anthropometric Parameters as a Predictors of Volleyball Playing Ability

Mukesh Kumar Mishra | Dr. Vishan Singh Rathore


Abstract: Purpose -The first purpose of the study was to find out correlation between Independent Variables (selected Anthropometric Parameters) and Dependent Variable (Volleyball Playing Ability). The second purpose of the research was to study the joint contribution of Independent Variables in estimating Dependent Variable and the third purpose was to establish regression equation for predicting Dependent Variable on the basis of Independent Variables. Selected Variables were Height, Weight, Arm Length, Upper Arm Circumference, Leg Length, Thigh Circumference (Independent Variables). Methodology - Total of 48 male Inter-university level Volleyball players were selected from different colleges of R. M. L. A. U Faizabad during inter collegiate tournament. Age of the subjects was ranging between 18 to 25 years. Selected Variables were Height, Weight, Arm Length, Upper Arm Circumference, Leg Length, Thigh Circumference (Independent Variables). Volleyball Performance was considered as Dependant Variable. The selected physical fitness variables were measured by different tests and performance was measured through subjective rating with the help of three experts of volleyball game, at the time of match. To find out correlation between Independent Variables (Height, Weight, Arm Length, Upper Arm Circumference, Leg Length and Thigh Circumference) and Dependent Variable (Volleyball Performance), Product Moment Method of correlation was used. To study the joint contribution of Independent Variables in estimating Dependent Variable, Multiple correlation method was used. Regression equation was established for predicting Dependent Variable on the basis of Independent Variables. Findings - There exists a significant relationship between Volleyball Performance and Weight (r = -.268, p <.05), Height (r =.638, p.05) and Leg Length (r =.182, p >.05). Regression equation (Volleyball Performance = 28.032 - 0.104 (Weight) + 0.227 (Height) + 0.057 (Arm Length) + 0.064 (Thigh Circumference) was found fructiferous in estimating Volleyball Performance on the basis of selected Anthropometric Variables (Height, Weight, Leg Length, Thigh Circumference).


Keywords: Volleyball Playing Ability, Anthropometric variables, Arm Length, Upper Arm Circumference, Leg Length and Thigh Circumference


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,


Pages: 436 - 439


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