Impact of Sports Anxiety and Sports Imagery on Performance among Athletes
Keywords:Sports anxiety, Sports imagery, Performance
It has been seen that sports anxiety and imagery have a significant impact on athletes’ performance. Therefore, the present study examines the impact of sports anxiety and imagery on athletes' performance. Participants comprised 200 athletes from different sports institutes of Sargodha. The score obtained from Sports Anxiety Scale is used to measure sports anxiety. The score obtained from the Warwick-Edinburgh Sports Performance Scale is used to measure the performance of the athletes. The score obtained from Sports Imagery Scale is used to measure sports imagery. Linear regression was applied to test the objective. It was found that 140 participants experienced anxiety (70%), whereas 60 participants did not reveal anxiety (30%). Findings revealed that sports anxiety negatively predicted sports performance, whereas sports imagery positively predicted sports performance.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Muhammad Akbar, Masud Akhtar, Muhammad Akram Riaz, Ifraz Adeel, Kishwar Batool, Saima Waqar
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