The effect of one week preparation camp on state and trait anxiety on national women handball team

Por: Bahar Ozgur, Hakan Kolayis, Turgay Ozgur e Yavuz Taskiran.

Athens 2004: Pre-olympic Congress

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The purpose of this study was investigate the effect of  one week camp on state and traıt anxiety on national women handball team.

Material & Methods

The national team consist of 17 women whose ages were approximately  24±5,35 year and 18 young women  whose ages were approximately 17,44±0,98 year. Data were gathered in national team camp’s first day and last day. To measure anxiety, Competitive State Anxiety Inventory (CSAI-2) and State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) were used. Descriptive statistic technics and  Paired-Samples t Test were used for statistical analysis. Significance was set at the p<0,05 level. Data was analysed by SPSS for Windows.


Paired t tests indicated a significant difference  in state anxiety between pre-test  and post-test (t: -4,221, p<0,05). Besides, it couldn’t found a significant difference between trait anxiety pre-test and post test (t:-0,649, p>0,05), between cognitive anxiety pre-test and post test (t: -0,583, p>0,05), somatic anxiety between pre-test and post test (t:0,065, p>0,05) and self confidence between pre-test and post test (t: -1,926, p>0,05).


The result of the statistical analysis, ıt could found that only state anxiety was affected by the national team camp, but couldn’t found any significant difference among  other parameters. The result has occurred that way because of second data were collected before the competition which was between young national team and women national team

Key words: handball, female, state and trait anxiety




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