Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2016)
A comparative study on pre-competition anxiety between individual games and team games
Author(s): Dr. Deba Prasad Sahu
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out pre-competition anxiety between individual game and Team game male players. Due to the fact that during competition athletes mental state greatly affects their stamina explosion, which finally influence the result of final competition. Anxiety in sports is considered as an important issue for many athletes. It refers to a sort of nervous and fear emotion formed by frustration of self-esteem and self- confidence, or increasing of the sense of failure and guilty, which is resulted by the threat from being unable to achieve goals or to overcome obstacles at the right time. For the purpose of the study the subjects were selected randomly from 63rd State Athletic Championships of West Bengal and East Zone Universities which participated in interuniversity tournaments during 2013-14 to measure the pre-competition anxiety by a questionnaire Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) developed by Rainer Marten. 25 University level football players and 25 state level male athletes selected randomly from East Zone interuniversity tournaments during 2013-14 and 63rd State Athletic Championships of West Bengal. To find out pre-competition anxiety between Team game and individual game‘t’ test was applied. The result showed that there was significant difference on pre-competition anxiety between team game male players and individual game male athletes. The team game male players had less pre-competition anxiety than the individual game mail athletes.