Eyyup Yildirim, Atalay Gacar


The aim of this study is to investigate the state anxiety levels experienced by kickboxing coaches according to certain variables. The population of the study consists of 84 coaches who participated in the kickboxing coaching course conducted in Elazıg in 2018 while the sample of the study consists of 79 coaches who participated in this course. In the study, a personal information form to collect data from the participating coaches and the “Trait Anxiety Scale”, which was developed by Spilberger, to determine the trait anxiety levels of coaches were adopted. The adopted scale was developed by Spielberg et al. in order to determine the trait anxiety levels of individuals and it was adapted into Turkish by Oner and Le Compte (1997), which consists of 20 matters. In the analysis of the collected data in the study, parametric tests were conducted and the data was interpreted in SPSS 24.00 package software. Then, for the significant differences observed in the results of frequency distribution, arithmetic mean, percentage, t-test and One-Way ANOVA, Tukey test was conducted in order to determine which groups contained the difference. As a result of the study, for the participating coach candidates, it was determined that the individuals from the 19-21 years old group had higher levels of anxiety compared to other groups while individuals with a high school level of education and 1-4 years of experience as athletes had higher levels of anxiety compared to those with 5-9 years and 15 years or above experience as athletes.


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