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ERIC Number: EJ1235339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
A Comparison of Perceived Social Anxiety among Individual and Team Sports Participant High School Students
Üstün, Ümit Dogan; Yapici, Adem
World Journal of Education, v9 n6 p1-6 2019
This paper aimed to investigate individual or team sports participant high school students' perceived social anxiety levels according to their sports branch, the weekly duration/day of doing sports, the aim for doing sports and gender. Two hundred high school students (Mage=16.29 ± 1.11) participated in the study. The study designed as a cross-sectional study and the Turkish version of Social Anxiety for Adolescents (SAS-A) used as the data gathering tool. In the evaluation of data independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA statistical methods used as the hypothesis tests. According to the study findings, there was not any significant difference in the variable social anxiety according to the sports branch and the weekly duration/day of doing sports. However, significant differences were found between individual sports participants' social anxiety according to aim for doing sports and gender. As a result, this paper showed that professional individual sports participants had higher perceived social avoidance and distress for general and new situations. Also, male individual sports participants reported a higher fear of negative evaluation than females.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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