A study of sports competition anxiety among different level volleyball male players in Southern India
Author(s): D Vamsikrishna and Dr. D Selvam
Abstract: Competition can cause athletes to react both physically (somatic) and mentally (cognitive), which can negatively affect their performance abilities. Stress, arousal and anxiety are terms used to describe this condition.Anxiety before or during athletic competitions can hinder performance of an athlete. The aim of present study was top explore the difference of sports competition anxiety among different levels of volleyball players. For the purpose of the study 300 volleyball players (100 Youth National, 100 Intervarsity and 100 Senior State) were selected from various volleyball tournaments. The sports competition anxiety test developed by Martin (1990) was used to collect the data from the subjects. After analyzing the data it was found that there was significant differences exists among different levels of volleyball players.The major problem in a competition is letting your mind work against you rather than for you. You must accept anxiety symptoms as part and parcel of the competition experience; only then will anxiety begin to facilitate your performance.