Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Sources of Anxiety of Women Basketball Players at the College Level. (Psychology)

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Sources of Anxiety of Women Basketball Players at the College Level. (Psychology)

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Many study were conducted to examine how anxiety affects athletes, and the use of anxiety measurement instrument is common in the applied sports psychology field. Yet every individual is different and influenced by age, gender and cultural bias. This study explored the sources of anxiety of Hong Kong college women basketball players. Ten college female varsity basketball players, all starters, were selected to participate in the study. Informed consent was obtained. A 1-hr in-depth interview with Standardized open-ended questions were conducted for each participant. Interview contents were set according to results of pilot interviews of 2 participants. Content Analysis and Indigenous Typology was used to analyze the interview content. The results revealed seven categories of sources of anxiety. A list of the seven sources and their frequencies are: Perception of teammates (40), perception of coach (32), environmental influence (25), self-imposed anxieties (19), concern of strength (11), injury (14), and acade mic concerns (6). …

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