Original Research Article

Year: 2015 | Month: 09 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 551-554

An Analysis of Competition Anxiety for Different Positioned Basketball Players

Pintu Sil

Assistant Professor, State Institute of Physical Education for Women, Hastings House Kolkata, India.


Anxiety is a psychological condition which changes the internal state of the body. During competition of games and sports the anxiety level is increased and might influence the performance of an athlete. The purpose of the study was to study the competition anxiety of National level basketball players and to find out the difference in competition anxiety level among the players played for different position. A total of 62 national level basketball players within the age of 15-19 years were selected randomly as subject for this study. Positional competition anxiety was studied by measuring the competition anxiety of players who played in different position and bear separate responsibility in basketball match. Competition anxiety level was the criterion measure in this study. Competition anxiety was measured by Illinois Competition Anxiety Test Questionnaire (1977) Mean and standard deviation was used as descriptive statistics and coefficient of correlation was calculated by product moment method. All calculations were done by the standard statistical procedure. Only 0.05 level of significance was considered for the present study. Result revealed higher anxiety level for defensive position basketball player than feeder position and offence position. Lowest was found for feeder position. However, the significance of difference of competition anxiety for different position player in basketball was calculated by ANOVA and result revealed that difference was not statistically significant. From above findings it was concluded that there was no significant difference in the competition anxiety for different position player in basketball.

Key word: Basketball players, Competition anxiety, Position of play, National level.

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