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  INTRODUCTION The main theoretical model was used to study the anxiety level that is related to performancethat is Multidimensional Anxiety Theory (MAT; Martens, Burton, Vealey, Bump, & Smith, !! #$Based onto MAT, anxiety can %e divided into conitive or psycholoy reaction, and somatic or physioloy reaction$ 'onitive anxiety is related to somethin neative that will cause anindividual to feel worried prior to competition$ Somatic anxiety in the other hand, is related topressure such as nervous or stress$ n addition, theoretically, conitive anxiety has a neativerelationship with performance while somatic anxiety has an inverse relationship$  Anxiety is a situation where one feels nervous and stressed %ecause of the demand %ythe environment that leads to an im%alance %etween the demand and the a%ility of an individualto fulfill the expectation$ Anxiety durin the ame in the other hand is defined as nervousness or and)or physical stress that is related to im%alance %etween the demand on performance and thecapa%ility of an individual to achieve that o%*ectiveThe research on anxiety and anxiety direction indicated a difference %etween male andfemale$ Some researchers reported difference in ender when they carried out a study on theforms of anxiety and self confidence$ (+ones &'ale !!; +ones, Swain, &'ale, !!#$ n astudy that focused on anxiety fre-uency, (e$ how often does an individual suffer anxietysymptom %efore a competition#, Swain and +ones (!!.# reported that conitive anxiety andsomatic symptom increase sinificantly on %oth male and female as the competition is cominclose$ /emales were reported to score hiher in somatic anxiety compared to males$ 0iins(!!# reported the difference %ased on time in terms of ender where females showed hiher conitive anxiety intensity within 12 hours %efore the competition$ n the other hand, they did notshow any difference in anxiety direction$ n addition to the past studies that focused on  situational measure, researchers also conducted a study on anxiety direction in terms of attri%utes$ The attri%utes of competition anxiety is related to anxiety on performance$ t has %eendefined as an anxiety symptom that influences someone to interpret the surroundin as a threat$(0ein%er & 3ould, 1 4#$ 'onsciously or unconsciously, the elements of anxiety have a ma*or influence in theathletes5 performance in any sport$ Therefore, there need to %e an in depth study to solve thepro%lems that rise %ecause of the effect of anxiety on athletes$ 6ast researches focused moreon elite athletes or athletes that have performed in hih level sport or competition (Aufenaner,1 7#$ There need to %e a positive thin8in and %etter mental s8ills to solve the pro%lems thatmay arise %ecause of anxiety$ f it is not handled well or misinterpreted, the athlete will losecontrol and their performance will decrease$ (9ardy &/a:ey, !4; Martens, Burton, &Vealey,!! ;3ual%erto& 0iins, 1 #$esearchers have reported that over 7 percent of consultations amon athletes at <lympic3ames or sport events were related to stress or anxiety pro%lems (Murphy, !; +ones 1 #$ Athletes, who experience hih levels of anxiety, are also more li8ely to withdraw from sport('ox, 1 4; Ampofo=Boaten, 1 !#, suffer muscle pain, sic8ness and %ecome aressivedurin competitions (0ein%er &3ould, !!!#$ /urthermore, they experience sleepin pro%lems(Savis, !!2#, in*uries in sports (>avallee& /lint, !!?# and have very low self=confidence (A%el& >ar8in, !! #$ Anxiety is a neative emotion that affects perceptions in sport competitions,and this leads to ma*ority of athletes to consider anxiety to %e de%ilitative towards performance,which may result in decreases in performance (0ein%er & 3ould, !!!; alin&9anin, 1 #$0hen anxiety is not manaed appropriately, athletes lose control and performance levelsdecrease (Martens, Vealey& Burton, !! #$  METHOD Participant  The participant were recruited from the Su8an Malaysia athletes$ The total num%ers of athletesare 27 which ma8e up of  percent$ <verall, the total num%er of male athletes answeredthe -uestionnaire were hiher which are !1! (?1$7? percent# compared to 77? (.4$22percent# of female athletes$ The hihest num%ers of athletes are within !=1. years old ae roups (?athletes, 77 males, 17 females#$ Second hiher num%ers of athletes are within ?= yearsold roup (71. athletes, .  males$ 111 females#, followed %y .=7 years old roup (.athletes, ?. males, ? females# and  =1 years old roup (7 athletes, 4 males,  females#$ Sampling Design To conduct a research on state anxiety and B@MS manifested durin competencies amon athletes, convenience samplin were used to representin the S@MA athletes$ The o%*ective is to reach a tareted sample while this samplin can %e very useful for situations where we need to reach a tareted sample -uic8ly$ …… PROCEDUR The athletes were as8ed to answer a set of -uestionnaire containin four main sections$ Theevised 'ompetitive State Anxiety nventory=1 ('SA=1# ('ox et al  $ 1 .# will %e used toexamine the multidimensional pre=competitivestate anxiety of athletes$ The -uestionnairecontains three su%scales Somatic Anxiety, 'onitive Anxiety and Self=confidence$ The 'SA=1comprises 4 items, with seven items in somatic anxiety su%scale and five items in each of thesu%scales of conitive anxiety and self=confidence respectively$ The responses would %e ta8en  on 2=point >i8ert scales where cateories vary from not at all (#, somewhat (1#, moderately (.#to very much (2#$ RESULT The o%*ectives of 'SA=1 are a) To examine the somatic anxiety, conitive anxiety and self confidence pattern amonathletes$ b) To determine any differences in ender, sport type and levels of athlete on state anxietylevel amon athletes$ c) To determine the relationship %etween somatic anxiety, conitive anxiety and self confidence$Based on the descriptive of evised   'ompetitive State Anxiety nventory=1 ('SA=1#, Figure 1  shows that male athletes and female athletes scored more than 47 percentfor somaticanxiety level is low prior to competition$ <nly ?$4 percent (male athletes# and 1.$1 percent(female athletes# performed on moderate level$ 0hile a few of male athletes and femaleathletes scored at hih level$Totally, most of athletes scored at low level of somatic anxiety andthe rest of them scored at moderate level (!$ percent# and hih level ( $4 percent#$
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