Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Effects of Anxiety on Athletic Performance

Submission: September 21, 2017; Published: October 25, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2017.01.000508

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume1 Issue2


The study was initiated to know the effect of anxiety on sports performance of players of Gomal university Deraismail khan K.P.K Pakistan. The main objective of this particular study was to know about effect of anxiety on players regarding physiological, psychological and behavioral perspective. The population of this research study was comprised of all players participating in different sports activities at Gomal University. A complete list of all registered players was taken from directorate of sports Gomal University. For data collection the researcher developed closed form of questionnaire and personally get back response from his responses from 120 players which were selected randomly as a target population. After collection of data it was tabulated and analyzed by using percentage and mean average as statistical tool by the researcher. After analysis of data the researcher arrived at conclusion that anxiety negatively affects the overall sports performance of a player. The data also revealed that awareness about anxiety and its negative effects and also reduction processes and practices such as medication, meditation, Psychotherapy are most important to overcome and face anxiety in sports participation.

Keywords: Anxiety; Sports; Players; Sports performance

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