Exploring Gender-Neutral Self-Confidence Levels in Adventure Sports Participants: A Comparative Study

  • Anurag Raghubanshi Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Sports Psychology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Dr. C P Singh Bhati Associate Professor, Department of Sports Psychology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Abstract

This study aimed to assess and compare the levels of self-confidence among male and female athletes participating in Cross-Country Mountaineering (CCM) and Skiing (SK) activities. A total of 40 subject were selected from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS) Himachal Pradesh, with equal representation from each gender within both CCM and SK categories. Self-confidence levels were measured using the SCI-RG questionnaire, and statistical analysis was conducted using one-way ANOVA. The results revealed a significant gender-based difference in self-confidence levels, with males exhibiting higher self-confidence than females. These findings support existing research on gender disparities in sports-related self-confidence and suggest that various sociocultural, psychological, and sport-specific factors may contribute to these differences. Future investigations should further explore these factors to enhance support for athletes in both CCM and SK, irrespective of their gender, in their pursuit of optimal performance and personal growth.

Keywords: Self-Confidence, Athletes, Mental Health, Adventure sports, Cross Country Mountaineering, Skiing

Author Biographies

Anurag Raghubanshi, Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Sports Psychology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Sports Psychology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Dr. C P Singh Bhati, Associate Professor, Department of Sports Psychology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Associate Professor, Department of Sports Psychology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

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Raghubanshi, A., & Bhati, C. P. S. (2023). Exploring Gender-Neutral Self-Confidence Levels in Adventure Sports Participants: A Comparative Study. Journal of Integral Sciences, 6(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.37022/jis.v6i4.63
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