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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part C

Relationship between pre-competition anxiety and performance levels in inter-university women football teams


Author(s): Varun Singh, Shashwat Prakash, Sonu Punia and Sivachidambaram Kulandaivelan

Abstract: Introduction: One of the psychology factor that is believed to have an effect on athletic performance is the level of anxiety experienced prior to an athletic contest. This is referred to in the literature as pre-competitive anxiety (PCA). PCA has both positive as well as negative role in performance.
Objective: The aim of this study was to see the relation between performance and PCA level in inter-university women football team.
Methodology: Study design: Present study was a cross-sectional study and correlational design. Sample size: 273. Sex: Female. Number of teams: 16 amongst total 20 teams. Protocol: All participants completed SCAT (Sports Competition Anxiety Test) questionnaire for measuring PCA. The teams were ranked according to their performance in the tournament (1-16 ranks and 1-6 position).
Statistics: Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS v21.0 software. Spearman rank correlation test was used to measure the correlation between PCA and performance.
Results: All teams had moderate level of anxiety (mean SCAT score >17) expect two teams. There was a moderate negative correlation between team’s PCA and performance (rho -0.554). This level of correlation decreased when individual SCAT score with performance (~ -0.3). There was a high correlation between SCAT score based on rank and SCAT score based on position (rho 0.904).
Conclusion: The present study supports that within moderate PCA level, the performance increases as the PCA level decreases amongst national level inter-university football teams.


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How to cite this article:
Varun Singh, Shashwat Prakash, Sonu Punia and Sivachidambaram Kulandaivelan. Relationship between pre-competition anxiety and performance levels in inter-university women football teams. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(5): 135-138.
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