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| Published: September 25, 2019

Relationship between Perception of Success and Mindfulness among Young Athletes

Sujamani M.S

Research Scholar at Women’s Christian College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. S. Usharani

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pooja. B

Research Scholar at Women’s Christian College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.039/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.039

ABSTRACT

Sports bring authentic happiness, satisfaction and enjoyment in participants through wider lens. Success in sports makes the participants to preserve and enhance their performance with higher level of self-motivation. Athletes notion about success is a benchmark in the construction of realistic goals and maintain positive attitude. Mindfulness found to have strong association with increased level of self-confidence, attention, perception, concentration, flow, sense of control and aspects of sports confidence. The purpose of the present study was to find the relationship between Perception of Success and Mindfulness among young Athletes. The sample consists of 64 participants. The sample includes 34 boys and 30 girls whose age ranged between 13 to 17-years-old. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample for this study. The tools used in this study were Perception of Success questionnaire (POS) which is 12- item self-report that measures the perception of success. This scale was developed by Darren C. Treasure and Glyn C. Robert 1994. Another tool was Toronto Mindfulness scale (TMS) which consists of 13- items self-reporting measuring Mindfulness on dimensions of curiosity and decentring developed by Mark A. Lau etal.,2006. To understand the relationship, Statistical analysis of Pearson’s correlation of coefficient was calculated.  Results indicated that there was a strong relationship between Perception of Success and Mindfulness among young Athletes.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.039/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.039

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 3, July-September, 2019

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