PSYCHOLOGICAL COPING STRATEGIES OF GERMAN & PAKISTANI FIELDHOCKEY PLAYERS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Keywords:Psychological Coping Skills, Mental toughness, Performance, Field Hockey Players, Development stage
Thepurpose of this particular research study was to compare the differences of psychological coping skills, mental toughness and its possible influence on the performance of German and Pakistani field hockey players. The population of this particular research was comprised of German and Pakistani field hockey players of various institutions and clubs of both countries. Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28 by of ACSI; R. E. Smith et al, (1995) was used to assess seven under lying psychological skill factors with subscales measuring “coping with adversity, peaking under pressure, goal setting & mental preparation, concentration, freedom from worry, confidence & achievement motivation and coach ability”. After Analysis and findings, it was concluded that there are significant differences in psychological coping strategies in the players of both countries but contrary to expectations Pakistani players reported a higher incidence of coping strategies.