Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

Analysis of the sporting behavior of the junior Arabic fencers during the quarantine and curfew period due to the COVID-19 pandemic


Dafer Namoos AlTaie, Noor Hatem Al Haddad* and Ahmed El-Feki

The aim of the current research is to investigate and analyzing behavior of the Arab Fencers during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The study has utilized a descriptive survey, that covers 120 fencers from eight Arab countries. The Arab Fencing Association was a major mediator for distributing the developed electronic questionnaire to the fencers and clubs. The statistical results obtained from the questionnaire showed that curfew periods have harmed the training conditions for the fencers and consequently on their sporting behavior. Moreover, the periodical contact between the coaches and the players has contributed significantly to maintaining athletic behavior, physical skills, psychological stability, and commitment to ethics and traditions. the study recommends that it's important to continue the current successful approach by providing encouragement and support for the fencers, to maintain their mental and physical skills. Also, special alternative training programs should be developed and prepared for the fencers to be ready for the post-pandemic. finally, it is necessary to conduct researches that tackle the negative psychological and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic


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