APE  Vol.4 No.3 , August 2014
Emotional Intelligence and Will to Win among Male Hockey Players
Abstract: This study examined the emotional intelligence and will to win level among male hockey players. To obtain data, the investigators had selected Ninety (N = 90) male Hockey players of 19 to 25 years of age to act as subjects. They were divided into three groups: (i.e., N1 = 30; Defenders, N2 = 30; Midfielders and N3 = 30 Attackers). The purposive sampling technique was used to select the subjects. All the subjects, after having been informed about the objective and protocol of the study, gave their consent and volunteered to participate in this study. To measure the level of emotional intelligence of the subjects, the emotional intelligence scale constructed by Hyde et al. (2001) was administered. To measure the level of will to win was measured by applying will to win questionnaire prepared by Kumar and Shukla (1998). One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was employed to compare the different playing positions in hockey. Where “F” values were found significant, LSD (Least Significant Difference) post-hoc test was applied to find out the direction and degree of difference. For testing the hypotheses, the level of significance was set at 0.05. The results revealed significant difference with regard to the sub-variables self-awareness of emotional intelligence among male hockey players from different playing positions. However, No significant differences were found on the sub-variables: Empathy, self-motivation, emotional stability, managing relations, integrity, self-development, value orientation, commitment and altruistic behaviour. The results revealed significant difference with regard to variable will to win among male hockey players from different playing positions. The Midfielders players have higher levels of will to win as compared to their counterpart Defenders and Attackers.
Cite this paper: Bal, B. , Mundair, S. and Singh, D. (2014) Emotional Intelligence and Will to Win among Male Hockey Players. Advances in Physical Education, 4, 116-126. doi: 10.4236/ape.2014.43016.

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