Psychological anxiety of members of selected intercollegiate athletic teams

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Doris Marie Kaatz (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the psychological anxiety levels of college students who participated in intercollegiate athletics in the spring of 1972. The problem was concerned with anxiousness as measured by the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Variables considered were sex, age, geographic location of the athlete's homes, family size, sibling order, major field of study, academic class, grade point average, geographic location of school, sport, athletes compared to non-athletes, sport experience, school size, and team's record. The survey also determined reasons for participating and sport preference. One hundred and seventy women tennis players from eighteen squads, 258 women lacrosse players from twelve squads, 23 men tennis players from four squads, and 48 men lacrosse players from two squads participated in the study. The coaches of these squads administered the inventory and questionnaire to the players during the week of the last game of their respective seasons. A combination of one way analyses of variance, t-tests, and Newman-Keuls tests were used.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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