IJOEEC (International Journal of Eurasian Education and Culture), vol.5, no.9, pp.779-792, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The objective of this study was to examine whether competitive state anxiety in elite studentathlete swimmers is associated with their years of sports experience and/or with the anthropometric measurements of the participants. The demographic data, including the gender, age, and years of sports experience of the student-athletes, were gathered using a self-report questionnaire. The Competitive State Anxiety Scale-2 (CSAI-2) was used to measure the studentathletes’ feelings of competition anxiety. Anthropometric measures included height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage; muscle mass, as well as somatotype components. There were no statistically significant relationships between competition anxiety and sports experience and ectomorphy component values, regardless of gender (p>.05). Similarly, no significant relationship were observed between the competition anxiety scores of either male and female swimmers and height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, muscle mass and mesomorphy or endomorphy component values. As a result, this study found that the competitive anxiety of elite studentathlete swimmers was not related to either their years of experience in sports or their anthropometric characteristics.
Keywords: Swimming education, student athlete, competitive anxiety, CSAI-2, anthropometry.