Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

NIVELES DE ANSIEDAD EN JUGADORES INTERNACIONALES DE BALONCESTO EN SILLA DE RUEDA

Abstract

Félix Guillén García, Alicia Santana Rodríguez y Mauricio Bara Filho

The present research concerns the anxiety levels in wheelchair basketball athletes from different nationalities who participate in high-level competition like André Vergauwen European Cup. The research sample was composed by 49 athletes from five countries (England, France, Switzerland, Turkey and Spain) who participated in the European cup qualifying, age between 17-50 years old. It was applied the questionnaires SCAT (Sport Competitive Anxiety Test)and CSAI-2 (Competitive State Anxiety Inventory) from Rainer Martens. The results showed low levels of trait and state anxiety. Age and years of competition did not show significant influence on athletes anxiety. Finally, somatic anxiety depicts some differences between Turkish players when compared with French and English ones.

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