"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 IndiaAuthor(s):
Varun Singh and Sonu PuniaAbstract: 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. Pages: 221-223 | 673 Views 17 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Varun Singh, Sonu Punia. Measurement of pre-competition anxiety in women football players among universities of central zone of India. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(5):221-223.