MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: A GENDER ANALYSIS OF CORPORATE CRICKET PLAYERS IN PAKISTAN

Imran Abbas Khan, Jamshaid Ahmad, Aqsa Shamim, Amir Latif

Abstract


The present study aimed to explore the relationship of Mental Toughness and Athletic Performance of corporate cricket players of Pakistan on gender bases. Stratified random sampling method (Proportional) was used and 176 corporate cricket players were recruited, including males N1(123) and females N2 (53) (Age 14-43, M= 26.65, SD=5.031). Sample comprised 38.63 % Batsmen, 25% Fast Bowlers, 2.84% Spin bowlers, 27.84% All-rounders and 5.68% Wicket keepers /batsmen. Survey was held and Mental Toughness Inventory (MTI) (Task familiarity, self-efficacy, Future potential, Mental self-Concept and Coach Athlete Rating of Athletic Performance(Level of Aggressiveness, fitness, Concentration, Strength, Motivation, Quickness, Team Cohesion) was used to collect the data. Data was analyzed through SPSS 2.0.Findings of the study suggested a positive correlation (.359**) between Mental Toughness and Athletic Performance. However, male cricket players were found significantly higher than female cricket players in mental toughness and athletic performance while playing at the national level. On the basis of the result study concluded that Mental Toughness is directly proportional to Athlete Performance in corporate cricket players of Pakistan and male cricket players were found significantly higher in mental toughness attributes such as task familiarity, self-efficacy, Future potential, Mental self-Concept.


Keywords


Mental Toughness, Athletic Performance, Corporate Cricket Players, Gender

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