Year: 2023 | Month: June | Volume 12 | Issue 2
Impact of Injury on Confidence, Performance and Feelings
of Sport Persons
Gaganendu Dash and Susanta Kumar Dash
Data on 60 sport persons, experienced with sports injury, taken at random at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha were included
in the present study. Garrett’s Ranking Technique was adopted to rank the responses, obtained through putting the questionnaire
with regard to the confidence, performance and feelings after getting injury during sporting event by the respondents. Confidence of
regaining after getting healed was preferred response with mean score of 69.60 against 53.87, 45.00 and 30.40 with other comparable
factors. Performing well despite shortcomings was primary response with mean score of 64.25 against 50.23, 44.58 and 39.83 with
other proposed factors. More critical evaluation of self was rated as the least important response with mean score of 34.20 as against
other three factors having almost similar scores ranging from 50 to 60 indicating a casual response to the injury incurred in sports
among the subjects.
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- Confidence of regaining after getting healed was ranked as the most preferred response against other factors with regard to confidence. Performing well despite shortcomings was the primary response under impact on performance. More critical evaluation of self was rated as the least important response against other factors under impact on feelings of sport persons, who have faced injury in sports.