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Official Journal of the Italian Sports Medicine Federation
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,163
Online ISSN 1827-1863
Ferreira L. C. 1, Novaes J. 2, Rodrigues Neto G. 2, 3, Costa Silva E. G. 2, 4, Aidar F. J. 1, 5, 6, Sousa N. J. 1
1 Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro University, Vila Real, Portugal;
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
3 Department of Physical Education, Associate Graduate Program in Physical Education UPE/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil;
4 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
5 Minas Gerais State Military Fire and Rescue Department, Uberlândia, Minas Gerias, Brasil;
6 Triangulo University Center (UNITRI), Uberlândia, Minas Gerias, Brasil
AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between different precompetitive anxiety levels in bodybuilding men.
METHODS: Twenty-five athletes participated in the study. They completed the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory questionnaire – II (CSAI-2) one day prior to their competition. Participants can score low, average and high on anxiety.
RESULTS: We observed a significant correlation between cognitive anxiety and self-confidence (r=-0.540; P=0.005). In this sense, we did not observe significant differences between the cognitive and somatic anxiety results (P=0.542). However, significant differences were found between cognitive anxiety and self-confidence (P=0.012) and between somatic anxiety and self-confidence (P=0.007).
CONCLUSION: In general, an inverse relationship between these anxiety factors (cognitive anxiety and somatic anxiety) and self-confidence exists. The pre-competitive score levels of anxiety varied: low for cognitive anxiety, average for somatic anxiety and high for self-confidence.
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