A Comparative Study Of Sports Competitive Anxiety Among Collegiate Level Individual, Combative And Team Game Players
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 5954-5959
AbstractThe current study was conducted to compare sports competitive anxiety among collegiate level individual, combative and team game players. For the purpose of the study 120 male athletes (N=120) were purposively selected from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior (M.P.). Further the subjects were divided into three groups, i.e. individual games, combative games and team games. The athletes from Badminton, Tennis and Table-Tennis sports were selected to ‘Individual games’ group; athletes from Judo, Wrestling and Boxing were selected to ‘Combative games’ group and athletes from Basketball, Football and Hockey were selected to ‘Team games’ group. Each group was comprised with 40 subjects each. Sports competition anxiety was selected as the variable for the study.Sports Competition Anxiety (SCAT) questionnaire was used as the tool to assess the sports competition anxiety level of the subjects.To compare and find the differences in sports competition anxiety level of three different groups, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical test was used. For testing significance difference among means of different groups, LSD post-hoc test was applied. The results of the study revealed that there was significant difference between mean sports competitive anxiety scores of individual (15.4250) and combative (19.1250) players. The results also revealed that there was significant difference between mean sports competitive anxiety scores score of combative (19.1250) and team (16.2750) players. It was also found that the mean sports competitive anxiety scores of combative group (19.1250) was maximum followed by team group (16.2750) and individual group (15.4250).
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