The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of mental imagery training on mood states among hockey players. To achieve the purpose of this study, thirty college level hockey players from Sholapur were randomly selected as subjects. As per the records, their age ranged from 18 to 25 years. The investigator selected the following variables for the present investigation. True randomized experimental group design has been employed with two groups, namely mental imagery group and control group with 15 subjects each. Group I participated their treatments for a period of twelve weeks and no training were given to the control group. The three groups were statistically analysed by using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The findings of the present study have strongly indicates that mental imagery training of twelve weeks have significant effect on mood states i.e. tension, depression, anger, vigor, fatigue and confusion of hockey players. Hence the hypothesis earlier set that mental imagery training programme would have been significant effect on mood states in light of the same the hypothesis was accepted. The result of the study reveals that there was a significant improvement in the experimental groups on selected variables when compared to the control group after the completion of twelve weeks of mental imagery training.
Author Name(s) : Mushtaq Mahammad Kutubuddin Shaikh, Dr.V.Vallimurugan
Keywords: Mental Imagery, Mood States, Hockey.