STATE AND TRAIT ANXIETY IN TAEKWONDO ATHLETES

  • Paunescu, M.
  • Paunescu, C.
  • Grigore, V.
Abstract:
This paper is a descriptive research which aims to make a systematic and objective diagnosis of the precompetitive state anxiety in WTF Taekwondo practitioners. The study was conducted on 33 athletes with a mean age of 20.3 years (+/-4.8) and an average competitive experience of 9.97 years (+/-4.6). In order to achieve the intended purpose, it was used the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI; Spielberger, Gorsuch and Luschane, 1970). Results highlight that the athletes show an average anxiety level, as regards both the A-State (x = 47.73) and A-Trait (x = 46.67). The scores obtained by athletes for A-State scale prove that they feel transitory anxiety, which can be used to measure the changes in intensity of the anxiety-inducing states occurring in stressful situations, similar to those before and during competition. With reference to the gender of the athletes, it is found that both male and female athletes perceive competition as a threatening situation, because the average scores obtained for A-State are higher compared to the average scores obtained for A-Trait. It is imperative to emphasize that some level of anxiety specific to each athlete must be there, because it downgrades the necessary processes that mobilize the physical and mental activation of the motivational structures, the most appropriate ones for each athlete.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
state anxiety; trait anxiety; athletes; taekwondo; performance sports.
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, www.sgemsocial.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-70-4 / ISSN 2367-5659, 24 - 30 August, 2016, Book 1 Vol. 1, 345-350 pp, DOI: 10.5593/SGE
Book number:
1.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
345-350
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-70-4
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, www.sgemsocial.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-70-4 / ISSN 2367-5659, 24 - 30 August, 2016, Book 1 Vol. 1, 345-350 pp, DOI: 10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B11/S01.045, 3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B11/S01.045
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