The purpose of the present study was to find out sports competitive state anxiety level among the hockey players. A total 40 hockey players were selected from various colleges affiliated to the Gorakhpur University, (U.P). The sports competitive state anxiety test (SCAT) given by Martens et al. (1990) was used to measure the anxiety level of the hockey players. The statistical analysis revealed that the college level hockey players (p<0.05) were found to have significantly greater anxiety level as compared to the university level hockey players. Further it was found that the rural hockey players (p<0.05) had significantly higher anxiety level then the urban hockey players. In conclusion, it was found that the anxiety level differed with respect to performance and area of residence among the hockey players.
Key Words: Anxiety, Hockey, Competition, College level, University level.
Authors: Mahesh Yadav & Dr. Sanjit Sardar