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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part C

Nature of social phobia among sportsman and athletes

Author(s): Basavaraj V Dammalli

Abstract: This modern age is the age of competition where only the fast paced individuals with mental as well as physical stability win the race. Sportsman and Athletes face number of problems in their lives such as stress, strain, frustration, and anxiety due to social phobia. This will affect the performance of sportsman and athletes when they are involved in the games and sports. The dimensions of social phobia are inferiority complex, social withdrawal, shyness, stress and fear. Thus, the present article focuses on the nature of phobia among sportsman and athletes. Further, the causes of social phobia, such as temperament, family history, and learned behavior/environment are discussed in detail. The physical symptoms that can be particularly distressing for sportsman and athletes with social phobia includes excessive perspiration, trembling, blushing or stammering when trying to speak, nausea or diarrhea. However, the treatment to eradicate social phobia involves providing proper education and training; establish helping partnerships; maintain a physical and emotional supportive environment. The article hopes that the outcome of article will be of some help to teachers, administrators, mental health professionals and parents to identify the causes and design appropriate remedial programs.

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How to cite this article:
Basavaraj V Dammalli. Nature of social phobia among sportsman and athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(4):177-182.
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