Pre-competition anxiety levels among Malaysian high-performance athletes

Wan Ahmad Munsif Wan Pa, Norlena Salamuddin, Noraziah Mohamad Zin

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A total of 98 high performance athletes (65 males and 33 females) compete in different type of sports at Majlis Sukan Universiti Malaysia (MASUM) 2019 and volunteered to participate in this study to compare their pre-competition anxiety levels. This research was conducted using the data collection survey technique and the instrument of Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 (CSAI-2) by Martens, Burton, Vealey, Bump, & Smith (1990) was adopted to measure the pre-competition anxiety levels of the respondents. This instrument consisted of 3 components which is cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety and self-confidence. The result of Cronbach's Alpha (reliability test) is 0.709. There was a significant difference between gender for self-confidence t (66.106) = 2.772 and p =.007 (p < 0.05). Results showed that male athletes have a higher self-confidence (M = 2.54) compared to female athletes (M = 2.21). With the findings of the study, we can say that gender has an effect on self-confidence in high performance athletes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-101
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Volume7
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Athletes
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  • Sports psychology

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Pre-competition anxiety levels among Malaysian high-performance athletes. / Pa, Wan Ahmad Munsif Wan; Salamuddin, Norlena; Zin, Noraziah Mohamad.

In: International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, Vol. 7, No. 11, 01.01.2019, p. 89-101.

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