The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of Competitive State Anxiety at intensity and directional interpretation of athletes’ during competition. The total thirty eight (38) athletes were selected to measure the correlation between 3x2x2 variables of Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2D (Modified version) at one weak difference with the help of Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. The responses on Competitive state anxiety questionnaire in Hindi and English language given by athletes, which assess sub-scales (Cognitive Anxiety, Somatic Anxiety and Self-confidence).
This study revealed that Anxiety influenced the athletes’ performance during competition. The competitive state anxiety examined on International and National Level Indian athletes from Athletics discipline which proves that the anxiety can be facilitative and debilitative the performance of athletes’ with the help of statistical techniques Descriptive and Pearson’s Correlation. The statistical analysis defines the Reliability of Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2D (modified version) on Indian population. The Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation method used with Test-Retest to measures the significant relationship between all 3x2 variables of state anxiety scale at Intensity level of athlete anxiety during competition which reflects low and high anxiety in athletes’ and Perception of these anxiety symptoms which reflects facilitative and debilitative responses of anxiety on the performance of athletes’. These competitive state anxiety measures with Cognitive state anxiety, Somatic state anxiety and Self-confidence.
According to the results and finding of present study, it is recommended that coaches must be used mental skills training program in their training session for coping with anxiety during training and creating a facilitative approaches in performance with relations of anxiety. These positive approach with anxiety helps to athlete for improving their performance during competition and training both and to achieve the significance approaches in performance.