Comparative Study

| Published: May 25, 2017

The Effect of Competitive State Anxiety on Sport Performance among Rowing Athletes

Vincent Parnabas

Sport Science and Recreation Faculty, University of MARA Technology (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.317/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.317


Sports psychologists have long believed that high levels of competitive state anxiety during competition are harmful, worsening performance and even leading to dropout. The instrument used for the study comprised of a 27-item Competitive State Anxiety Inventory–2 and The Psychological Performance Inventory which had been distributed during sport between universities competition. The sample consisted of 77 Rowing players, including the national athletes (N=27), state athletes (N=17), district athletes (N=18) and university athletes (N= 15).The results showed that elite or national rowing athletes exhibited lower levels of competitive state anxiety, F (3, 77) = 16.908, p < .01. The result also showed that the exits of negative correlation between competitive state anxiety and sport performance among rowing athletes, (r = -0.69; p<0.05). Sport psychologists, sport counselors and coaches should use the present findings to recommend coping strategies to university and district level athletes that are appropriate for dealing with their athletes’ competitive state anxiety.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.317/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.317

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 6, April-June, 2017

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