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Comparison of Level of Anxiety between Male and Female Table Tennis Players | Original Article

Pushpendra Purashwani*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the study was to compare the level of competitive trait anxiety prior to a competition between male and female table tennis players. The Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) developed by Martens, Vealey and Burton in 1990 was considered as criterion measures for the study. A total of 40 table tennis players (20 male 20 female) were selected to serve as subjects for the study. Their age was ranging between 17 to 25 years. The data was collected during the Central Zone Inter- University Table Tennis Tournament held at Raipur, Chhattisgarh in the year 2013-14. Analysis showed a significance difference between male and female table tennis players. Male table tennis players were found to be less anxious than the female table tennis players. However, both of the groups possessed an average degree of competition anxiety.