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

Study of psychological parameters of sports women and non-sports women collegiate students of India

  Sukhbir Singh* and Baljinder Singh Bal    
Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 31 July 2012
  •  Published: 30 September 2012



The purpose of the present study was to analyze the psychological parameters that is (Emotional maturity and its sub variables, extroversion, neuroticism) between sports women and non- sports women collegiate students of India. To obtain the data, a total of sixty (n=60) women students of Trinity College, Jalandhar (India), were randomly selected as subjects. Further the subjects were divided equally into two groups, thirty (n=30) sports women students (who represented college teams in Guru Nanak Dev University inter-college championships during the session 2010-11) and thirty (n=30) non-sports women students (who are studying Arts and Science but not participating in competitive sports). The age of students ranged between 18 to 25 years. To measure the psychological parameters of the sports women and non-sports women students, emotional maturity scale (EMS) constructed and standardized by Singh and Bhargava (1990) and Eysenck’s personality questionnaire (E.P.Q, 1975) was administered. To compare the psychological parameters of the sports women and non-sports women students, mean and standard deviation were calculated from the obtained data and further t- test was applied to compare the mean of two groups through SPSS. The result of study reveals that significant difference was found between sports women and non-sports women students on the variable. Emotional regression (t-2.17), personality disintegration (t-5.61), lack of independence (t-2.51), emotional maturity (total) with t-value (2.10) and non-significant difference was found on emotional instability (t-0.82) and social maladjustment (t-1.11). On the other hand, significant differences were also found on extroversion (t-3.26) and neuroticism (t-3.50) between sports women and non-sports women. Sports women were found more extrovert and fewer neurotics than non-sports women students.


Key words: Emotional maturity, extroversion, neuroticism, college students.