A Study to Predict the Volleyball Playing Ability on Basis of Physical and Psychological Variables

Purpose of the present study was to identify the physical and psychological variables who can best predict the volleyball playing ability. For the purpose of study fifty male Volleyball players was selected purposely from different sports hostels and colleges of UP i.e. Lucknow and Gorakhpur Sports College, Allahabad and Dewaria Sports Hostel. The age of subjects was 16 to 22 years. To predict the playing ability, leg explosive strength, shoulder explosive strength, abdominal strength endurance, flexibility and agility were selected as physical variables while sports achievement motivation and sports aggression were selected as psychological variables. To measure the selected predictor variables standard test was used while playing ability was measured by panel of three experts on ten point rating scale. Data was collected from respective sports hostels and colleges from prior permission of incharges/coaches by proper explained and demonstrated of test to the subjects and required trial was provided before final effort/attempt. Descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation and linear regression (step method) was used at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that all the selected physical variables are significantly correlated with playing ability while both selected psychological variables are not significantly correlated with volleyball playing ability. Where regression model suggest that only abdominal strength endurance and flexibility are appropriate to cause maximal variance in volleyball playing ability
Key Words: Regression, Step method and Volleying.
Authors: Dr. Richa Singh, Dr. Vivek Kumar Singh
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