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1- Department of Applied Psychology, School of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, India.
2- Department of Applied Psychology, School of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, India. , khushboo.sbss@mriu.edu.in
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Background. In sports, regular training produces regular discomfort through pain, discomfort, and adverse conditions. Hence, tolerance to pain sensitivity and focusing only on the controllable can be effectuated through the principle of stoicism. Athletes often take on stoic attitudes while managing their emotions as the former teaches athletes to maintain their inner tranquillity which helps in avoiding impulsive reactions during competitions which helps them in their performance. Stoicism helps athletes in tolerating the pain threshold as the former aligns well with the demands of the sports environment which can impact the athletes' performance positively through better self-control, adaptability, etc. In the prior literature, there have been inconsistent studies with respect to which gender is stoic or emotionally intelligent, hence, exploring the moderating role of gender will give a nuanced perspective to the findings and an intervention can be tailored based on the same.
Objectives. In order to bridge this gap, the present research aims to study gender as a moderator between stoicism and emotional intelligence toward athletic performance.
Methods. The sample of 453 athletes (Female=118, Male=335) from Delhi-NCR which was determined with G*Power 3.1 software. Through the Hayes Process module, a significant moderation effect was analyzed which was further followed by the Johnson-Neyman technique to probe interactions.
Results. The findings concluded that male athletes who are emotionally intelligent and stoic are likely to perform better than female athletes.
Conclusion. Hence, future suggestions have given strong evidence for developing intervention plans for the athletes.
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APPLICABLE REMARKS
  • The necessity of building an intervention plan that focuses on developing stoic principles and emotional intelligence among budding athletes.
  • Provide the players with psychological skills, through training and educational meetings that advocate the efficacy of stoic principles.
  • The necessity to provide the findings of this study to the Federation concerned with the game and the Olympic Committee.
  • The necessity of holding workshops and training courses for workers in the sports field, particularly track and field, and various sports.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Psychology and its Related Branches
Received: 2023/10/12 | Accepted: 2024/01/3

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