Sports Anxiety among High School Athletes
Keywords:Competitive anxiety, sports participation, high school students, level of representation in sports
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
This study examined competitive anxiety in sports among the participants in a high school located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One hundred and fifteen students (60 males and 55 females) took part in this study, all of who at least participated in a sport or game representing sport house, school, or district level. All subjects were 15 years old. The results showed that there was a significant difference between male and female participants where male participants reported lower level of competitive anxiety than female. As predicted, participants represented district level also reported lower of competitive anxiety compared to participants representing sport house or school level. No significant difference in competitive anxiety emerged among participants of different ethnicity. Recommendations were suggested for further studies.
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