Sources of Anxiety among Female Physical Education Students Enrolled in the Gymnastics Course at Al al-Bayt University
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This study aims to identify the sources of anxiety facing female students on the gymnastics course in the Department of Physical Education at Al al-Bayt University. The study sample consists of 58 intentionally selected female students of gymnastics. The researcher takes a descriptive approach which suits the nature of the study and uses a questionnaire on the sources of anxiety as a tool for data collection.
Following statistical analysis, the study shows that the sources of anxiety facing the female students on the gymnastics course in the Department of Physical Education at Al al-Bayt University are medium, with the field of fear of failure ranked first, followed by the field of loss of control, and the field of fear of devices ranked last. The study also shows that female students residing in villages have higher differences than female students residing in the city with regards to psychological pressures and fear from devices. The study indicates that the sources of anxiety among the females reduces with increased years of study and there are no statistically significant differences (α ≤ 0.05) in the sources of anxiety according to the variable cumulative average (GPA).