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Title:The relationship between socioeconomic status and competitive sport anxiety in youth
Author(s):De Paulo, Brian
Advisor(s):Barnett Morris, Lynn
Department / Program:Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Discipline:Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Competitive Anxiety
Youth
Socioeconomic Status
Abstract:The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the relationship between socioeconomic status and competitive sport anxiety in youth athletes. The Multidimensional Anxiety Theory served as the conceptual framework for this study. Participants included 62 youth athletes from an affluent and a middle class socioeconomic background defined by average household income. All participants completed the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 approximately one hour before competing in sport. Significance testing (t-test) was conducted to determine any difference between affluent and middle class athletes in somatic, cognitive A-state anxiety and self-confidence. The results revealed a lack of statistical difference between the two schools for somatic, cognitive A-state anxiety or self-confidence.
Issue Date:2013-08-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45412
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Brian De Paulo
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-08-22
Date Deposited:2013-08


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