Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2017)
Competition and stress: An analysis from high performance Brazilian women´s elite volleyball players
Author(s): Marina Soares Ferreira do Amaral, Vinicius Barroso Hirota, Rone Paiano
Abstract: The Brazilian women's volleyball has achieved a prominent position in recent years winning several titles. With the increasing performance, media interest the, pressure from sponsors and accountability for results and remain highlighted increased, favoring the possibility of stress episodes of emergence in athletes, which makes objective of this study. Therefore, the research is a descriptive model, obtaining as main objective to analyze the situations that cause stress in female volleyball athletes of high income. Thirteen professional athletes of the adult Brazilian team female (n=13, age average: 28.53±3.55) in which the questionnaire to identify symptoms of stress and the data were analyzed quantitatively. The results showed that eighteen different situations cause stress intensities. However, the two situations such as making mistakes that cause the defeat of the team and play in bad physical condition, injured or sick, had as median 05 namely, the more stressful the athletes were considered. These results allowed us to measure the importance of analyzing the situations that cause stress female volleyball athletes warning for care that should take time to measure the emotional control as well as valuing a lot more hits than the mistakes.