Relaxation and Psyching-Up in Sport: Anxiety Management Using Psychological Techniques

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Dr. Merajuddin Faridi, Malik Naser Abdul Hussein, Iftikhar Ahmad Wani


The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of a four-week rehabilitation program on the anxiety of Handball players of Iraq. The Sport Competition Anxiety Test - (SCAT) was used to collect the data. A multi-stage sampling technique was adopted. At the onset, the handball players belonging to Iraqi Central Handball Federation, Baghdad, Al Shorta Stadium, Baghdad, Albaladiyeh club, Basra were selected purposively. Finally, fifty (50) subjects were selected randomly from the mentioned centers. Since the present study was experimental, the one-group pretest-posttest design was used to complete the study. The paired t-test was used to analyze the data using SPSS version 21. The results revealed a significant difference in the scores of pre and post-tests.

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