International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 9 (2016)

Will to win among different playing positions in national field hockey


Mukesh Kumar

The game of hockey is multidimensional in nature requiring huge amount technical and tactical mastery is a game where 11 different players playing at different playing positions exhibit their mastery in numerous complex skills. The present study was conducted to find out positional difference in will to win among national male field hockey players playing at different playing positions i.e. defenders, midfielders and attackers. For this 60 male field hockey players (age 23±2) were conveniently selected from different universities who have minimum participation in interuniversity competitions. The subjects were than divided equally into three groups based on their playing positions i.e. 20 attackers, 20 midfielder and 20 defender including 45 national and 15 interuniversity players. The p value for ANOVA table is .000 which is less than 0.05 hence it was concluded that at least one group mean is different, for that the pear wise comparison was made by applying Tukey's honest significance test. The result of post hoc analysis revealed significant difference in will to win between defender and attacker national field hockey players revealing attackers and midfielders were having higher will to win than defenders but there was an insignificant difference in will to win between attackers and midfielders national field hockey players revealing midfielders and attackers were not differ significantly.
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