The effect of swimming abilityon the anxiety levels of female college students

Tajul Arifin Bin Muhamad, Hasti Sattar, Fariba Hossein Abadi, Zolkepeli Haron

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This study aims to determine changes in the anxiety levels of female college students in relation to their swimming skills. The results of the study were obtained from 141 female college students enrolled at the University of Kebangsaan Malaysia. Breaststroke was used in order to evaluate their swimming skills, while Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was used to evaluate their anxiety levels. The analysis and observations confirmed a moderately strong correlation (r = -0.407, sig.000) between the level of anxiety (state anxiety) experienced in the water and swimming skills. The results showed that learning how to swim decreases the anxiety levels of female college students. We suggest that taking up this activity might have benefits for students with high levels of anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume9
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2013

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The effect of swimming abilityon the anxiety levels of female college students. / Arifin Bin Muhamad, Tajul; Sattar, Hasti; Hossein Abadi, Fariba; Haron, Zolkepeli.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 15, 29.10.2013, p. 108-114.

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Arifin Bin Muhamad, Tajul ; Sattar, Hasti ; Hossein Abadi, Fariba ; Haron, Zolkepeli. / The effect of swimming abilityon the anxiety levels of female college students. In: Asian Social Science. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 15. pp. 108-114.
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