Comparative analysis of Anxiety level of Football Players in relation to their different playing positions

The purpose of the study was to find out the anxiety level of football players at different playing positions i.e. forwards, mid-fielders, defenders & goal keepers. The study has been conducted on 200 male football players of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The age of the players was between 16-21 years. The State & Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) constructed by D.Spielberger & R.L.Gorsuch was used for collecting the data. The data was analyzed by using One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Scheff’s Post Hoc Test for mean differences at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the study show that the anxiety level of football players differs significantly at various playing positions. Further, it was found that the forwards were more anxious and defenders were less anxious players on the field, however mid-fielders and goal keepers have moderate degree of anxiety level.

Key Words: Anxiety, Inventory, Forwards, Mid-fielders, Defenders etc.

Authors: Dr.Satyander Pal Singh

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