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| Published: November 27, 2021

Impact of Sports Motivation & Locus of Control on Athlete’s Competitive Anxiety

Pooja Tiwari

Sports psychologist, Department of sports and youth welfare, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.095


In the sports, psychological and physiological factors play an important role in determining the performance level. Present paper intends to study the impact of sports motivation & locus of control on athlete’s competitive anxiety. For the purpose of this study, a specific sample of 191 athletes from individual games (watersports, athletics, wushu, judo, taekwondo, boxing) was selected from sports authority India, central region center, Bhopal. Random sampling is used for selecting the participants.  Sport Competition Anxiety Test (Martens 1977), Sport Motivation Scale (SMS) and Rotter’s Locus of Control Scale were administered for data collection. The statistical analysis of data was done via linear correlation using Pearson’s method and Multivariate stepwise regression. Result shows that the external locus of control was positively significantly predicting highly competitive anxiety in significant relationship found between the construct internal locus of control and competitive anxiety, and also no significant relationship found between intrinsic motivation and competitive anxiety.

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ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021