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Psycho-social correlates of basketball performance at national level
  1. Sreerama Guttikonda
  1. VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India


Psychological and social dimensions in India will not remain static and are found to change with rapidly changing economic, social and political configurations in our country. The research scholar has undertaken the present study to find out the psycho-social correlates of basketball performance at national level. Thirty-six male senior basketball players of national level were selected. The data obtained from the neuroticism, extroversion, sports achievement motivation, sports competitive anxiety, incentive motivation and socio-economic status were analysed by the use of Pearson's product moment correlation. The level of significance was set at 0.05 level of confidence. The analysis of data revealed that the neuroticism and extroversions are significantly related, however neuroticism in negatively significant, sport achievement motivation and incentive motivations are also found to be significantly related, sports competitive anxiety and socio-economic status were not found to be significantly related to basketball performance of male national level basketball players.

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