The Deteriorate Function of Cognitive Anxiety on Rowing Athletes
Authors: Vincent Parnabas1, Julinamary Parnabas2, Antoinette Mary Parnabas3
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Sports psychologists have long believed that high levels of cognitive anxiety during competition are harmful, worsening performance and even leading to dropout. The instrument used for the study comprised of a 27-item Competitive State Anxiety Inventory–2 and The Psychological Performance Inventory which had been distributed during sport between universities competition. The sample consisted of 77 Rowing players, including the national athletes (N=27), state athletes (N=17), district athletes (N=18) and university athletes (N= 15).The results showed that elite or national Rowing athletes exhibited lower levels of cognitive anxiety, F (3, 77) = 13.771, p < .01. The result also showed that the exits of negative correlation between cognitive anxiety and sport performance among Rowing players, (r = -0.75; p<0.05). Sport psychologists, sport counselors and coaches should use the present findings to recommend coping strategies to university and district level athletes that are appropriate for dealing with their athletes’ cognitive anxiety.