International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part C (2014)
A study for identification of role model factors promoting women cricket in India
Research investigated the role model factors promoting women’s cricket in India. The study was delimited to 102 national level Indian women cricket players. The women cricketers of Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir acted as subjects for the study. The necessary data on the variables was collected by administering the self-made questionnaire which was prepared in consultation with experts in the field of physical education and cricket. The variables covered in questionnaire namely Personal Intrinsic factors were 1) Indian Women Cricket Player as a Role Model, 2) Indian International Male Cricket Player as a Role Model, 3 Foreign Women Cricket Players as Role Model), 4) Foreign Male Cricket Player as a Role Model, 5) Other Games Indian Women Players as Role Model, 6) Watching Other Games Indian Athletes Succeed. The raw information obtained from sample through the questionnaire was tabulated and analyzed by Chi- Square frequency distribution and percentage along with the suitable pie diagrams for assessing the objectives of the present study. It is observed that on the basis of the sum of the frequency distribution of “Extremely” and “Quite a Bit” a majority with 73(70.19%) shows that “Indian Male Cricket Player as Role Model” and with 65(62.51%) “Indian Women Cricket Player as Role Model” are the two most contributing “Role Model” related factor for the women cricketers. Whereas with 64(61.55%) the “Foreign Male Cricketer as a Role Model” is the third most contributing factor in the development for the women cricketers. While 57(54.82%) respondents think “Watching Other Games Indian Athletes Succeed” and also with a value of 41(39.41%), “Other Games Indian Women as Role Model” is also one of the most influencing factors in their development. On the other hand on the basis of the sum of the frequency distribution of “A Little” and “Not at All” no “Role Model” factor come out as the factors to which women cricketers felt are lowest contributing in there promotion.
How to cite this article:
Dhirender Kaim, Dr. Ashok Kr. Singh. A study for identification of role model factors promoting women cricket in India. Int J Appl Res 2014;1(1):123-127.