Relationship between Perception of Coach Efficacy and Competitive State Anxiety among Players – An Exploration

The present study aimed at examining the relationship between perception of coach efficacy and competitive state anxiety among a group of 97 male players. The players were randomly selected from different areas of sports, namely, cricket, football, tennis, table tennis, karate and volley ball. Two standardized questionnaires, namely, Coach Efficacy Scale and Competitive State Anxiety Inventory along with the General Information Schedule were administered on the subjects. A significant negative relationship was noted between perception of coach efficacy and competitive state anxiety of the players. The different dimensions of competitive state anxiety and overall perception of coach efficacy as well as the dimensions of coach efficacy and competitive state anxiety as a whole were found to be strongly correlated.

Key Words: Coach Efficacy, Competitive State Anxiety.

Authors: Mahasweta Das & Dr. Mohua Chatterjee

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