International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2016, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part B
A study on pre-competitive and post-competitive anxiety and stress of national level yoga performers
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Kuntal Thakur
The purpose of the present study was to find out the difference between pre-competitive anxiety and stress and post-competitive anxiety and stress in national level male and female yoga performers. Total sixty (N=60) national level yogic practitioners i.e. thirty male performers (Gr. M) and thirty female performers (Gr. F) were randomly selected from National level School Yogasanas Competition, held at Delhi, 2016. Data were collected from performers using a Sports Competitive Anxiety Test (SCAT) consists of fifteen items which include 5 spurious items, 8 positive items and 2 negative items. Stress Questionnaire designed by The International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) and it was employed to all the performers of Gr. M and Gr. F. The t-test was used to compare the mean of the anxiety and stress level between pre and post competition. The level significance was set at p<0.05. The result of the study reveals that:- i) Pre-competitive anxiety and stress of national level for both male and female yogic performers was higher than post competitive anxiety and stress levels. ii) Significant improvement was observed between pre and post competitive anxiety and stress of both national level male and female yogic performers. iii) Female yogic performers were significantly higher level of anxiety and stress than male yogic performers.
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Dr. Kuntal Thakur. A study on pre-competitive and post-competitive anxiety and stress of national level yoga performers. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2016;1(1):65-69.