International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part E (2016)
Competitive anxiety level of Ethiopian male football players and its impact on their performance
Seid Suleiman, Dr. RVLN Ratnakara Rao
The aim of the study was to examine and describe the competitive anxiety level of Ethiopian male football players and its impact on their performance. Total 164 male players acted as subjects in this study (18 goalkeepers, 59 defenders, 47 midfielders and 40 attackers) of age ranged from 18 to 32, from Ethiopian premier league clubs. The subjects were randomly selected and were categorized by their playing position. To analyze competitive anxiety level of the subjects sport competitive anxiety test SCAT (Marten et al. 1990) was used. The statistical technique employed for this study was descriptive analysis and one way ANOVA at 0.05 level of significance to compare group of players across their playing position. The descriptive Statistical analysis indicates that they were at the” average level” of competitive anxiety. The ANOVA result shows that there was no significant difference in competitive anxiety among the group of players across their playing position. Even though all the players were at the average level of anxiety and there was no significant difference, their mean value shown that there was a slight difference between the groups. The attackers scored higher mean value than goalkeepers, defenders and midfielders; defenders scored the second higher mean value than goalkeepers and midfielders; midfielders scored the third higher mean value than goalkeepers and from the whole group of players goalkeepers were scored the least mean value. According to (Marten et al. 1990) measure, the lower the mean value indicates the lower in anxiety. The competitive anxiety level result shows that Ethiopian male football players were at the average level of competitive anxiety and this could be one of the possible impacts on the performance of male football players
How to cite this article:
Seid Suleiman, Dr. RVLN Ratnakara Rao. Competitive anxiety level of Ethiopian male football players and its impact on their performance. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(4): 318-320.