Purpose: The study is trying to find out the difference among the National, Inter-University and State Level endurance runners in order to provide information about the potential effects of psychological variables on different level endurance runners.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The one fifty (n= 150) endurance runners participating at state/ inter-university and national level competitions of their age range 18 to 25 years were randomly selected as subjects from national and Inter-University camps of mostly North East States of India. The anxiety of the subjects measured by S. Sharma & M. Singh (1973) test and motivation by Kamlesh (1990) test were measures of National, Inter-University and State Level endurance runners. To calculate the mean difference among different level of endurance runners mean, SD, ANOVA and Post-hoc test were conducted by using SPSS 11.5.
Findings: A statistical finding of the psychological variables, inter-university and National level runners have similar level of anxiety but state level runners have more level of anxiety as compared to national and Inter-university level endurance runners. The National and Inter-university level runners possess a similar level of motivation and their level of motivation is more than that of the state level endurance runners.
Conclusion: State level runners show higher levels of anxiety but National and Inter-University level runners show similar but lower levels of anxiety. But National and Inter-University level runners show higher Motivational level whereas state level runners show lowest motivational level.