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Influence of Transcendental Meditation on Selected Psychological Variables among University Men Students

Author Name(s):

D.Arunachalam & Dr. R. Subramanian

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Transcendental Meditation on selected psychological variables such as sports competition anxiety and aggression. To achieve this purpose of the study, thirty men students studying in Department of Physical Education, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects at random. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 20 years. The selected subjects were divided into two equal groups of fifteen subjects each, such as Transcendental Meditation group (Group I) and control group (Group II). The Transcendental Meditation group (Group I) underwent their respective training programme for five days per week for twelve weeks. Group II acted as control in which they did not undergo any special training programme apart from their regular physical education programme. All the subjects of two groups were tested on selected criterion variable such as sports competition anxiety and aggression at prior to and immediately after the training programme by using sports competition anxiety test questionnaire and Smith’s Aggression Test questionnaire respectively. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analysis the significant difference, if any in-between the groups. The level of significant to test the ‘F’ ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance was tested at .05 level of confidence, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between Transcendental Meditation group and control group on selected psychological variables such as sports competition anxiety and aggression. Significant changes on selected criterion variables namely sports competition anxiety and aggression were also noticed due to Transcendental Meditation.               

Keywords:

Transcendental Meditation, Psychological Variables, Men Students.

Please cite this article as:

D.Arunachalam & Dr. R. Subramanian (2020). Influence of Transcendental Meditation on Selected Psychological Variables among University Men Students. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 7, 9(5), 19-21.