A DATA MEANING APPROACH OF “SPORTS ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION” AND “SPORTS COMPETITION ANXIETY” OF INTER UNIVERSITY SWIMMERS

Asim Kumar Halder, Ashish Phulkar

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The purpose of this study was to compare Sports Achievement Motivation and Sports Competition Anxiety Levels between male and female Inter University Swimmers in India and to find out relationship between Sports Achievement Motivation and Sports Competition Anxiety among male and female Inter University Swimmers in India. For the purpose of this study, 25 male swimmers and 25 female swimmers were randomly selected from Inter University Swimming Championship held at Bangalore, India on October, 2018. The subjects’ age were ranged between 18-25 years. To measure Achievement Motivation, Sports Achievement Motivation Test (SAMT) developed by M.L. Kamlesh in 1990 and to measure Anxiety, Sports Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) developed by Rainer Martens in 1977, were introduced respectively. For statistical analysis and interpretation of data Mann-Whitney Non Parametric ‘U’-Test and Pearson Product Movement Correlation were conducted. The level of significance was taken 0.05. The study found no significant difference between Sports Achievement Motivation and Sports Competition Anxiety Levels between male and female Inter University Swimmers. The study also found no significant relationship between Sports Achievement Motivation and Sports Competition Anxiety among male inter university swimmers but the study detected a significant negative relationship between Sports Achievement Motivation and Sports Competition Anxiety among female Inter University Swimmers.

 

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sports achievement motivation test (SAMT), sports competition anxiety test (SCAT), swimming

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