International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part K (2015)
A comparative study of breath holding time between men and women kabaddi and kho-kho players
Dr. M Velmurugan
The purpose of this study was to compare the physiological variable namely breath holding time between men and women kabaddi and kho-kho players. To achieve the purpose of this study one hundred and twenty players of kabaddi and kho-kho games studying in the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu and India were randomly selected as subjects. Among them sixty men players (thirty men kabaddi and thirty men kho-kho players) and sixty women players (thirty women kabaddi and thirty women kho-kho players) with an age of the subjects were ranged between 18 to 24 years were selected as subjects. Breath holding time was assessed by using standardized test item holding the breath for time and it was statistically analysed by using 2 x 2 factorial ANOVA. Whenever, the obtained ‘F’ ratio value for interaction effect was found to be significant, the simple effect test was applied as follow up test. In all cases, the .05 level of confidence was fixed to test the level of significance which was considered as an appropriate. There was significant difference between men and women players on selected physiological variable namely breath holding time irrespective of their games (kabaddi and kho-kho). Among them, men kho-kho players were better breath holding time than other categories of players.
How to cite this article:
Dr. M Velmurugan. A comparative study of breath holding time between men and women kabaddi and kho-kho players. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 767-769.