2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effect of music therapy on pre-competition anxiety in college level soccer players of Kashmir
Author(s): Javaid Ahmad Rather and Dr. Yuwraj Shrivastava
Anxiety before or during athletic competitions can interfere with your performance as an athlete. The coordinated movement required by athletic events becomes increasingly difficult when your body is in a tense state. Seventeenth century English dramatist “William Congreve” was way ahead of his time when he wrote, “Music has charms to soothe the savage chest, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” or maybe he was the first music therapist of this world. The Study is aimed to find whether there is any effect of music therapy on Pre- Competition anxiety, if there is any, is it positive effect or negative. For this purpose, the total number of 60 Inter- College level Soccer players was selected from the colleges affiliated to University of Kashmir, with the method of simple random sampling. The Subjects were asked to fill the Sports Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) (Martens et al. 1990) questionnaire before one and half hours of competition. After that the subjects again were asked to listen to the “WEIGHTLESS” song from Marconi Union band for 30 minutes on their smart phones with the head phones on, and again after 30 minutes of intervention (music therapy-MT), they were asked to fill the same (SCAT) (Martens et al. 1990) questionnaire. The questionnaire was evaluated with the help of manual. The score obtained Pre- music therapy and post music therapy was analyzed. The researcher used dependent T- Test as a statistical treatment to evaluate mean difference between the pre-intervention & post-intervention score.
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How to cite this article:
Javaid Ahmad Rather and Dr. Yuwraj Shrivastava. Effect of music therapy on pre-competition anxiety in college level soccer players of Kashmir. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1176-1178.