““A Comparative Study of Pre-Competitive Anxiety Level among Selected Team Games and Individual Sports.” The prime purpose of this study was to assess the anxiety level among the players of team games and individual sports. Five team games viz
, Kho-Kho, Cricket, Handball Kabaddi and Ball Badminton and Five individual sports viz
, Boxing, Gymnastic, Badminton, Table Tennis and Fencing were selected for the study. A total of 100 players, 10 from each sport were presented with sport competitive anxiety test (SCAT) questionnaire and no individual technique was given to the subjects prior to the questionnaire is given. The SCAT questionnaire form was distributed to each player of each sport at least one hour to 30 minutes before start of their match and was asked to answer the questions then and there. The data collected was treated statistically by applying one way analysis of variance statistically technique (ANOVA). The level of significance difference, if any, was set as, 0.05.The findings and results of the calculated data revealed that there was significant difference in the anxiety levels among both team games and individual sports. On the basis of the findings of this study the fallowing conclusion were drown.
1. The result of the study indicated that there was a significant difference in the anxiety level among players of team games and individual sports.
2. By using the L.S.D. post Hoc test, it was also revealed that the anxiety level of Gymnastic and Boxing was much higher as compared to the remaining eight sports.