Pre-Competitive Anxiety of Malaysian Premier League and University Football Players
Zulakbal Abd Karim1, Rania Mahadi2, Hazuan Hizan3, Mirza Azny Mustafa4, Zulezwan Ab Malik5 & Syed Kamaruzaman Syed Ali6
1Zulakbal Abd Karim, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
2Rania Mahadi, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
3Hazuan Hizan, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
4Mirza Azny Mustafa, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
5Zulezwan Ab Malik, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
6Syed Kamaruzaman Syed Ali, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 21 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 August 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 3403-3404 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J94990881019/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J9499.0881019
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Abstract: This study aimed to identify the level of state anxiety among football players of a Malaysian premier league and a university football players. This study involved 40 players aged between 18 to 32 years old. The questionnaire used in this study was Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 Reverse Survey (CSAI-2R) to measure the level of athlete’s somatic anxiety, cognitive anxiety and self-confidence. The findings showed that the premier league players has a lower level of somatic and cognitive anxiety than the university players. Premier league players also were shown to have higher levels of self-confidence. Based on the findings, experience and achievement level are the contributing factors in determining the level of anxiety and increasing self-confidence. The more experience and skills the athlete has, the easier it is for athletes to control the level of anxiety.
Index Terms: State Anxiety, Pre-Competitive, Self-Confidence, Football Players.
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