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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part D

Measurement of pre-competition anxiety in women football players among universities of central zone of India


Author(s): Varun Singh and Sonu Punia

Abstract: Introduction: All athletes experience anxious thoughts that so frequently occur in response to stress. These thoughts can cause athletes to react in a manner which can negatively affect their on-field performance.
Objective: The aim of this study is to measure pre-competition anxiety (PCA) level in inter-university women football team of central zone.
Methodology: Study design: Present study was a cross-sectional study and co relational study. Sample size: 55. Sex: Female. Number of teams: 3.
Protocol: All participants completed SCAT (Sports Competition Anxiety Test) questionnaire for measuring pre-game anxiety. The teams were ranked according to their performance in the tournament.
Statistics: Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS v21.0 software. Pearson coefficient of correlation test was used to measure the correlation between PCA and performance.
Results: All teams had average level of anxiety (SCAT score lies between 13 and 26). There was a moderate negative correlation between PCA and performance (p<0.01).
Conclusion: The present study supports that as the PCA level decreases the performance increases amongst national level inter-university football teams.


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Varun Singh and Sonu Punia. Measurement of pre-competition anxiety in women football players among universities of central zone of India. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(5): 221-223.
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