n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Perceived effect of re-injury anxiety on team sport performance among amateur athletes in Ibadan

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The study examined the perceived effect of Re-injury anxiety on team Sports Performance among Amateurs athletes in Ibadan. Fourty (40) male and female Amateur athletes drawn from a variety of sports such as Basketball, N=(13) volleyball, N=(7). Badminton, N=(6) soccer, N=(10) and table-tennis, N=(4) in Ibadan were used for the study respectively. Standardised instruments of Re-injury anxiety inventory (RIAI) (α = .79) and potency measure scale (PMS) (α = .89) with mean Age for both male = (27.41 years (SD = 4.4) and female athletes = 28.46 years (SD = 3.7) was used to test on the effect of perceived re-injury anxiety at P<0.01 alpha level. The results showed that Re-injury anxiety and rehabilitation Re-injury anxiety and re-entry into competition were significant (α = .856; P<0.05) and (α = 0.47; P<0.5) respectively. These variables were perceived as having effect on team performance. Nonetheless, correlation matrix showing the relationships between sport performance and rehabilitation and re-entry into competition of Amateur athletes revealed a significant correlation between sports performance (.856, P<0.1) and rehabilitation, but none between sport performance and Re-entry into competition (-.216, P>.05) respectively.

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