Coping Stress and Sports Performance Among School Athletes in Kuala Langat District, Selangor
Julismah bt Jani, and Ikmalhisham bin Daroji, (2005) Coping Stress and Sports Performance Among School Athletes in Kuala Langat District, Selangor. Jurnal penyelidikan Pendidikan, 7 . pp. 89-98.
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Official URL: http://www.moe.gov.my/galeri_awam/selidik/2005/2005_BTMK_5_9637_3446.pdf
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
SMK Sijangkang Jaya, Selangor
The purpose of this study was to examine the coping strategies responses employed by school athletes to manage stress that they experienced in the 2004 Kuala Langat district athletics competition. The objectives were to identify a) coping strategies (emotionfocused and problem-focused) used by school athletes to manage stress, b) gender differences in managing their coping strategies, and c) use of coping strategies stressors in associated with their sport performance. Subjects consisted of 60 male (n=30) and female (n=30) of short distance runner athletes (100m, 200m, and 400m in track events) at form 4 and form 5 level from eight secondary schools in Kuala Langat District of Selangor. Data were gathered via Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ) developed by Folkman & Lazarus, 1988. The WCQ has been adjusted to the specific study context based on problem-focused and emotion-focused with reliability coefficients of alpha =.757. Findings indicated that male posse higher percentage of coping strategies on both of emotion-focused and problem-focused than female in managing stress. There were no significant (p > .05) differences between male and female school athletes in managing stress. Results also did not support the use of coping strategies stressors among school athletes in associate with their sport performance. It was found that the subjects have little knowledge and skills on managing stress. The results implies that coaches at schools should handle a psychological skills training program and identify the sportspecific nature of coping stress that will be useful for developing athletes performance.
|Keywords:||Stress, Athletes, Malaysia, sportsman|
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