Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2016)
A study of sports competition anxiety among rural and urban female players of different games
Author(s): Arpit Saxena, Dr. Vivek B Sathe
Abstract: The study was undertaken with an objective to compare Sports Competition Anxiety between rural and urban female players. The purpose of this study was to compare anxiety level of rural and urban school girls who participated in different games. For the present study 30 rural and 30 urban girls of Khandwa and Indore district who participated in state level tournaments in various games were randomly selected. All the players were in between the age of 15 to 17 years. The study was conducted by taking only a single variable, Sports Competition Anxiety. Data for independent variable (Sports Anxiety) was collected by Sports Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT; Martens et al, 1990) and the score was recorded in numbers. To compare Sports Anxiety pertaining to players of Khandwa and Indore District of different games, descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and t-test were used to analysis the data. The level of significance for testing the hypothesis was set at 0.05 level of significance. The mean of the SCAT score of rural players was 19.26 and that of urban players was 19.66.The Sports Competition Anxiety of Urban players was found to be higher than the rural players. After analyzing the data it was found that there was no significant differences exists among different district players of various game.