Competitive Anxiety of Female Judokas at Different Achievement Groups: A Comparative Study

Kavita Verma

Abstract


Purpose: The purpose of the study was to compare the Competitive Anxiety among Different Achievement Groups of Female Judokas of Different Colleges of Punjab University, Chandigarh. U.T.

Method:    Through purposive sample technique from 102 judokas, n=51 female judokas (age 18-25 years) of different colleges of Punjab University, participating in Punjab University Judo Intercollegiate competition were selected as subject of the study. They were further divided into three groups High, Average and Low Achievement groups based on their previous year 2010-11position in the Punjab University Intercollegiate Competition. Three groups are High achievement group TH1 = first, second and third position holder (n=17), Average achievement group TM2 = fourth, fifth and sixth position holders(n=17), Low achievement group TL3 = seventh, eighth and ninth position holders(n=17).

The Sports Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) developed by Rainer Marten was administered for the collection of data. The One Way ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) was applied to find out the significance difference among the three achievement female judokas groups. To test the hypothesis, the level of significance was set at 0.05. The result reveled that the three High, Average and Low Achievement groups of female judokas of different colleges of Punjab University were found to have same level of competitive anxiety.

Result and Discussion: The result found that there were no significance difference was found between the three groups of i.e. High achievement group TH1, Average achievement group TM2, and Low achievement group TL3 of female judokas of different colleges of Punjab University Chandigarh, U.T.

Conclusion: The three High, Average and Low Achievement groups of female judokas of different colleges of Punjab University were found to have same level of competitive anxiety.


Keywords


Anxiety, Sports Competition Anxiety, High Achievement groups, Average Achievement groups and Low Achievement groups

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