Financial Implications of Anxiety effect for Elite Athletes

Noor Muhammad Marwat, wasim khan, Mohibullah Khan Marwat

Abstract


The study determined the possible influence of anxiety on sports performance of elite sportspersons, those who participated in the “31st National Games held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP), Pakistan. A sample of (n=126 males= 86; females= 40) aging 18-27 participated in the survey. The pre-competition anxiety scores were measured using the CSAI-2. After the competition, the sports performance scores of the athletes were accordingly measured and then processed through computer software SPSS, version 24. The data analyzed showed a mild negative association between anxiety and success in sport (r= -0.56, -0.67 & -.66). As for gender differences, the analyzed inferences indicated significant differences between male and female athletes pertaining to anxiety levels (p>0.05). In addition, athletes who took part in team sport recorded higher score on SCAI-2 compared to individual sport-participants (p<0.05). These findings help the sport psychologists and coaches to establish important allusions for future financial intervention in the field of sport psychology.


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