A Comparative Study of Aggression, Anxiety and Personality of State, National and International level Weightlifters | Original Article
This study is aimed to explore the level of aggression, anxiety and personality of state, national and international level weightlifters. Aggression, anxiety and personality factor is important to enhance the overall performance of an individual. The main objective of this study was to observe the comparison of above-mentioned factors between state, national and international level weightlifters. A total of 60 (20 state level, 20 national level and 20 international level weightlifters) subjects were taken for this study. Comparison of data have been shown in this by using statistical analysis (ONE-WAY ANOVAPOST HOC TEST). Anxiety in sports is considered as an important issue for many athletes. It refers to a sort of nervous and fear emotion formed by frustration of self-esteem and self- confidence, or increasing of the sense of failure and guilty, which is resulted by the threat from being unable to achieve goals or to overcome obstacles at the right time. In sport, aggression is a characteristic that can have many negative as well as positive effects on performance. Healthy aggression can help a team out-physical an opponent, generate crowd enthusiasm, and create anxiety within the minds of the opponent. When athletes participate in competitive sport, their underlying personality characteristics inevitably contribute to how they behave. Personality has been defined as ‗‗psychological qualities that contribute to an individual‘s enduring and distinctive patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving‘‘. Within the boundaries and based on the results it is obvious that there is a significant difference in anxiety level of state and international level, but no difference in national level weightlifters. With the analysis, it can be said that there is no significant difference in personality factors of state, national and international level weightlifters but the aggression level shows no significant difference in state and national groups but shows a difference in national international level weightlifters.