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2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part G

An empirical study of social phobia among young athletes

Author(s): Basavaraj V Dammalli

Abstract: Social phobia is due to stress, strain, frustration and anxiety among young athletes since their performance is evaluated by the audience domain while playing. No doubt, athletes of today possess very high potential, health, knowledge and will power to excel, but are deprived of showcasing their potential in a social setting because of fear and anxiety they undergo. Hence, it is felt that there is an urgent need to study the causes of social phobia empirically. Thus, in the present article an attempt has been made to critically review the research studies conducted on social phobia in India and abroad. The review of research have revealed the common types of fears associated with social phobia. In the research studies these are these are classified into: fears associated with performance situations and interaction situation. For instance, public speaking, eating in front of others, writing in front of others, speaking in a group, drinking before others, entering a room while others are sitting, using public wash rooms are some of the situation which creates fear associated with social phobia. On the other hand, interacting with others, conversation with others on phone, speaking with strangers, interacting with the opposite gender, attending athletic meet, dealing with authorities, moving closely with opposite sex athlete are some of the interaction situations which results in creating common types of fear resulting in social phobia among young athletes as per the research studies conducted in India and abroad. This lowers the self-esteem of athletes to a great extent as well as hinders the self-actualization process among young athletes. Thus, the research studies conducted both in India and abroad have clearly revealed that ‘social phobia’ has a negative impact on performance of young athletes.

DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i3g.2125

Pages: 448-454  |  291 Views  9 Downloads

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Basavaraj V Dammalli. An empirical study of social phobia among young athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):448-454. DOI:
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