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Spiritual Intelligence in Basketball Performance: Identifying Performance Indicators

1Department of Physical Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, India


American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 4, 69-74
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-5-4-2
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Nishan Singh Deol, Davinder Singh. Spiritual Intelligence in Basketball Performance: Identifying Performance Indicators. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2017; 5(4):69-74. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-5-4-2.

Correspondence to: Davinder  Singh, Department of Physical Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, India. Email: ds_rajput87@yahoo.in

Abstract

The present study was aimed to identify the role of Spiritual Intelligence in performance of basketball players. For this purpose of selection of the subjects around N=250 Female Basketball Players of 20-30 years of age group were chosen to acts as subjects. The entire group of players were further sliced into three group which include (N1= 50 International Basketball Players; N2= 100 Senior National level Basketball Players and N3= 100 All India Inter-university level Basketball Players). The major aim of this sampling technique was to formulate the objectives of the study. One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were employed to compare the three groups of Basketball Players. Where ‘F’ values were found significant, Scheffe Post-hoc test were applied to find out the direction and degree of difference. For testing the hypotheses, the level of significance was set at 0.05. In a nutshell it can be said that from the findings that significant differences were found in basketball players on the sub-variables of Spiritual Intelligence i.e., The Inner Self, The Inter Self and Spiritual Intelligence (Total). However, insignificant differences had been observed in the basketball players on the sub-variables of Spiritual Intelligence i.e., Biostoria, Life Perspectives, Spiritual Actualization and Value Orientation.

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