Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
A study of competitive anxiety of elite recurve archers of India
Author(s): Anjali, Neha Sharma, Priyanka
Abstract: The study was intended to find out the competitive anxiety of elite recurve archers of India. For the purpose of the study, top eight elite Indian Archers of recurve Division were selected (Men and Women) from National Ranking Archery Tournament (NRAT). The age of the subjects were ranging from 17-35 years with mean 22.45. In order to fulfil the objective of study sports Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) questionnaire was used. The present study towards sports competition anxiety is quite thought provoking and noteworthy. The SCAT assesses sports competition anxiety before competition. This measurer consists of 15 items that are rated on a three-point scale. A score is computed by summing ten of 15 the items, with higher scores indicating higher levels of anxiety concerning the upcoming competition. The SCAT has also been extensively used in sports research and shown to be both reliable and valid. The statistical technique “t” test was employed in order to achieve the objective of the study. The result shown that most of the Indian recurve archer’s fall in the average level as archery is game of concentration and they fall in average level.