ANALYSIS OF SPORTS PRE-COMPETITIVE ANXIETY IN UNIVERSITY LEVEL MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES

Farooq Hussain, Dr. Salim ullah Khan, Dr. Riasat Ali

Abstract


The aim of the study is to investigate difference in levels of pre-competition anxiety in athletes of both sexes. The components of pre competitive anxiety was assessed by using the instrument (Urdu version) of competitive state anxiety inventory -2 (CSAI-2) Martens, Vealeyand Burton (1990) was a set of questionnaire consisting of 27 items equally divided into 3-sub scales of cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety & self-confidence. The subjects (N=720), included male (360) & female (360) athletes of team sports (games), Volley ball, Basket Ball, Hand Ball and individual sports (games), Table Tennis (single), Badminton (single) & athletics with age 16-27 years. The CSAI-2 was administered one hour before the competition. Results were analyzed using student t-test.

These findings showed no significant difference in cognitive anxiety and self-confidences however, significant difference was observed in somatic anxiety level among male and female subjects.


Keywords


Anxiety, athletes, gender, pre-competitive, somatic, cognitive.

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