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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

Prevalence of irrational belief among elite shooters: A cross-sectional feasibility survey


1 Department of Physiotherapy, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
3 Department of Neurology, Christian Medical College and Hospital; Head of Research, Betty Cowan Research & Innovation Centre, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Soundarapandiyan Mullai
Department of Physiotherapy, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 010, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_39_17

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Background: The shooter's performance was mainly depends on the accuracy of the target. Physical and psychological health (anxiety, irrational belief) helps to achieve target. There is no study to find the irrational belief among elite level shooter. Purpose: The aim of this study is to find the prevalence of irrational beliefs among the elite shooters. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 21 professional shooters (14 female and 7 male), and data of irrational beliefs were collected by Short General Attitude Belief Scale was administrated among them. Results: The result shows that elite level shooter has irrational belief about their performance. In irrational belief, demand for the fairness of the performances (3.13 ± 0.89, 65%) and need for achievement (2.97 ± 0.93, 60%) were higher percentage than the other irrational belief. Conclusion: In irrational belief, demand for the fairness of the performances and need for achievement was higher percentage than the other irrational beliefs.


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