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2019, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part C

Anxiety and athletic performance

Author(s): Dr. Mohan D Kadwe

Anxiety before or during athletic competitions can hinder your performance as an athlete. The coordinated movement required by athletic events becomes increasingly difficult when your body is in a tense state. A certain level of physical arousal is helpful and prepares us for competition. But when the physical symptoms of anxiety are too great, they may seriously interfere with your ability to compete. Similarly, a certain amount of worry about how you perform can be helpful in competition, but severe cognitive symptoms of anxiety such as negative thought patterns and expectations of failure can bring about a self-failing prophecy. If there is a substantial difference between how you perform during practice and how you do during competitions, anxiety may affect your performance. The main objective of this article is to know about effect of anxiety on players regarding physiological, psychological and behavioral perspective. The population of this research study was comprised of all players participating in different sports activities. A complete list of all registered players was taken from directorate of sports RTM University, Nagpur. For data collection the researcher developed closed form of questionnaire and personally get back response from his responses from 120 players which were selected randomly as a target population. After collection of data it was tabulated and analyzed by using percentage and mean average as statistical tool by the researcher. After analysis of data the researcher arrived at conclusion that anxiety negatively affects the overall sports performance of a player. The data also revealed that awareness about anxiety and its negative effects and also reduction processes and practices such as medication, meditation, Psychotherapy are most important to overcome and face anxiety in sports participation.

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Dr. Mohan D Kadwe. Anxiety and athletic performance. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(1):163-167.

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