Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Playing Ability of Hockey Players

Abstract : 

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of transcendental meditation on playing ability of hockey
players. To achieve the purpose of the present study, twenty male hockey players from the affiliated colleges of Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai were selected as subjects at random and their age ranged between 18 and 25 years. The subjects were randomly divided in to two equal groups and named as experimental group and control group. The experimental group underwent transcendental for three days a week for a period of eight weeks in addition to their regular hockey practices, whereas the control group did not involve in any experimental training during the training period. Before the training pre test was conducted to assess the playing ability through subjective rating. After the training period of eight weeks, the post test was conducted. The collected data was statistically analyzed with paired ‘t’ test to determine the significant difference between the groups. The level of confidence was fixed at P<0.05 levels for all the cases. The result reveals that the transcendental meditation group showed better performance on playing ability than the control group.

Author Name(S) : Dr. K.Kannadasan

Keywords: Transcendental Meditation, Playing Ability, Hockey.






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