International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Sport imagery and mental health among omnivorous combative players: A psychological probe

  Baljinder Singh Bal1 and Gaurav Dureja2*    
1Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. 2Department of Physical Education (TE&L), Post Graduate Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh (U.T.), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 February 2012
  •  Published: 28 February 2012



The present study was examined to determine sport imagery and mental health among omnivorous combative players. To obtain data for this study, the investigators had selected ninety (N=90) male omnivorous combative players. They were further assigned into three categories that is Category (A) thirty (N=30) judokas, Category (B) thirty (N=30) wrestlers and Category (C) thirty (N=30) boxers, who had participated in inter-college competitions from various colleges of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Panjab University, Chandigarh were randomly selected for the collection of data. The age of the subjects was ranged between 20 to 25 years. Sport imagery questionnaire developed by Hall et al. (1998) and mental health questionnaire prepared by Singh and Gupta (2000) were administered. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was applied to find out the significant differences among omnivorous judokas, wrestlers and boxers. Where ‘F’ values found significant in ANOVA test then Tukey post-hoc test (TPHT) was applied to see the mean difference between mean scores of three categories. Data was analyzed using the statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 18.0. The level of significance was set at 0.05. It is concluded that the results on the subscales that is cognitive general, motivational general-arousal and motivational general were found insignificant among all omnivorous combative players. With regard to cognitive specific, motivational specific, the overall sport imagery were found highly significant among omnivorous combative players. However, the results on the subscales that is emotional stability, security-insecurity, the overall mental health were found insignificant whereas highly significant results were found on the subscales overall adjustment, autonomy, self-concept and intelligence among omnivorous judokas, wrestlers and boxers.


Key words: Sport imagery, mental health, omnivorous, combative.