The present study examined the relationship between religiosity and competition anxiety in college athletes and whether there were differences in competitive anxiety for intrinsically religious, extrinsically religious, and non-religious individuals. College athletes (N= 110) from football, softball, and basketball from the NCAA division I and III completed a questionnaire that included the Age-Universal I/E scale, the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 Revised, open-ended questions on habits related to religion, and demographic items. The questionnaire was completed one week prior to an upcoming competition for all athletes. Results revealed no significant relationship between intrinsic religiosity and extrinsic religiosity and competitive anxiety. There was also no significant difference between intrinsic, extrinsic, and non-religious participants on competitive anxiety. Results showed that 70% of participants reported praying before games to feel comfort, confident, protection, drive and passion, and to show gratitude.
|Commitee:||Ede, Alison, Vargas, Tiffanye|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Kinesiology, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Anxiety, Competitive, Extrinsic, Intrinsic, Religiosity|
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