Ashutosh Acharya and Sukanta Subudhi
The study was intended to compare the group cohesion among the women cricket players of India. For the purpose of the study various leading teams of the North Zone, India was considered. The subordinate purpose of the study was to investigate the most dominating group cohesion factors among the groups. Various multivariate test was calculated and it was found that the Pillai’s trace given a value of 1.45 (‘F’ Value = 7.47) which was found to be significant at 0.01 level of significance. As this multivariate test was significant, to find out the differences among the groups, in each factor of Group Cohesion like Attraction to group social (ATG-S), Attraction to group-Task (ATG-T), Group Integration-Social (GI-S) and Group Integration- Individual (GI-I) multiple one-way ANOVAs were calculated. It was found that in attraction towards group-Social and Group Integration-Social, there was no significant difference found among the groups, as the calculated ‘F’ Value for ATG-S and GI-S (2.02 & 2.68 respectively) are smaller than the tabulated value (2.74) at 3.66 degree of freedom at0.05 level of significance. In most of the factors of the GEQ, Women cricketers from Delhi scored better than the other teams.
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