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Superstitious behavior: The invincible and invisible phenomenon in female basketball sports

  title={Superstitious behavior: The invincible and invisible phenomenon in female basketball sports},
  author={Baljinder S. Bal and Nishan Singh Deol and Davinder Singh},
The present study was aimed to identify the role of Superstitious Behavior in performance of basketball players. For this purpose of selection of the subjects around N=250 Female Basketball Players of 20-30 years of age group were chosen to acts as subjects. The entire group of players were further sliced into three group which include (N1= 50 International Basketball Players; N2= 100 Senior National level Basketball Players and N3= 100 All India Inter-university level Basketball Players). The… 

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