Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

Perceived Stress Scale and Self Esteem In Pencak Silat Athletes before the 2022 Sea Games Competition


Rony Syaifullah, Haris Nugroho and Rumi Iqbal Doewes*

The importance of winning in competition places athletes under pressure. In contrast, if athletes can suppress stress and increase self-esteem, then winning is not a problem. The research purposes were determined the correlation between athlete’s perceived stress and self-esteem before the competition with the achievement of medals for pencak silat athletes at the 2022 Sea Games competition and shown differences in perceived stress and self-esteem for pencak silat athletes based on their medals. A quantitative research with a survey design was conducted on 21 medal-winning athletes at the 2022 Sea Games competition. Participants completed the PSS-10 (Perceived Stress Scale) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale before competition. Multiple linear regression analysis and one-way ANOVA were carried out in this research with the help of SPSS 17. The results of the regression test showed that there was a correlation between perceived stress and self-esteem before competition and medals in competitions (Fcount = 13.014, p-value = 0.000). Perceived stress shown a negative correlation with contributions of 20.57%, while self-esteem shown a positive correlation with contributions of 38.54%. The results of the one-way ANOVA test showed that there were differences in perceived stress and selfesteem in the three medalist groups (Fcount = 3.696, p-value = 0.045 for perceived stress and Fcount = 8.078, p-value = 0.003 for self-esteem). Athletes who win gold medals shown lower stress and higher self-esteem compared to athletes who win silver and bronze medals. The research concludes the need to suppress stress and increase self-esteem before competition.


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