Influence of sports participation on physical, psychological and socio-psychological aspects of sports
Dr. Yesudass Mohandas
It is not important to make an individual just a literate, but he should be made Socially, Physiologically & Psychologically adaptable and resourceful through proper education. Experiences gained through participation in sports like sympathy, co-operation, responsibility, abiding to rules & regulation helps not only in gaining social values but also plays a very important role in behavioral changes of an individual. Participation in sports activities removes the inferiority complex in an individual and makes him move with the main stream of society. Through this type of involvement the social evils like ‘untouchability, discrimination of caste, creed, color, race & religion will be overlooked. In the present study an attempt is being made to know the physical, psychological and socio-psychological considerations for sports developments in India through sports participation. For the study, the author selected Physical, Psychological & Socio-Psychological Aspects as one of the variable for which a sample of 500 respondents at different levels of sports were considered. The study was descriptive in nature and the samples were randomly selected, with age group being below 20years to above 40 years. More Physical, Psychological & Socio-psychological changes were observed from the study, which had a huge influence on aspects viz, social values, tolerance, acceptance, behavior, habits & attitudes etc when it was statistically analyzed using percentile technique.