A Comparative Study of Sports Competition Anxiety within Jimma University Male Players of different Sports

Asim Khan, Biruk Amare Sorate


The purpose of the study was to analyze and compare the Sports Competition Anxiety between Jimma university players. For the purpose of this study 50 players (Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Athletics and Gymnastics) were selected from Jimma University, Ethiopia as the subject. All these players were going to represent Jimma University in 9th Ethiopian Governmental Higher Institutions Sports Festival in 2016. For this study sports competition anxiety test (SCAT, Martens et al., 1990) questionnaire was used to measure sports competition anxiety. Descriptive Statistic (Mean, Standard Deviation), Independent t-test was applied to analyze and compare the degree of Sports Competitive Anxiety between Jimma university male players. The level of Significance was set at 0.05. Results indicated that there are significant differences found within Jimma University male players (Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Athletics and Gymnastics) in their Sports Competition Anxiety.

Keywords: Competition, Anxiety, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Athletics and Gymnastics

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