International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]

Chanting: A Therapeutic Treatment for Sports Competitive Anxiety
      Tarun Routhan and Dr Saryu Ruhela
Abstract: Researches have shown that the sound generated through chanting has enormous positive effects on the human cognitive abilities. Therefore this study was taken to understand whether chanting (with/ without music) has any therapeutic effect on sports competitive anxiety (SCA). 84 NSO students of Kamala Nehru College (DU) were selected on the basis of homogeneity on Sports Competitive Anxiety Test (SCAT) developed by Martens et al 1990. The selected subjects were then divided into 3 groups namely Group-A (N= 32), Group-B (N=32) and Group-C (N= 20). All the 3 groups did 40 minutes of NSO activity, twice a week, for 8 weeks. While group-A did an extra session of chanting with light music for 20 minutes; group-B did an extra session of chanting with no music for 20 minutes and group-C did not perform any chanting activity over that period. The result of the study showed that all the three groups had significantly reduced their SCA after doing the chanting practices/ NSO activity. But when Scheffe Post Hoc multiple comparisons were done it was found that SCA of Group-C was significantly higher than the group-A and group-B, while there was no significant difference found between group-A and group-B. Therefore it was concluded that chanting significantly reduces the sports competitive anxiety and hence can be used as a therapeutic treatment to control it but which way of chanting is more beneficial, is still not clear. Hence this indicates a further need for research to know the most effective way of chanting practice to reduce the sports competitive anxiety.

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Tarun Routhan and Dr Saryu Ruhela (2018); Chanting: A Therapeutic Treatment for Sports Competitive Anxiety; Int J Sci Res Publ 4(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153).
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