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Alternativas en Psicología

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TORRES, Salvador Cárdenas  and  GONZALEZ, Pedro Labastida. Ansiedad en ajedrecistas juveniles previo a una competencia de selección estatal. Altern. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.26, pp. 39-46. ISSN 1405-339X.

Anxiety is compared with an emotion. Has physiological and cognitive components, which in a high level can limit or block the activity of the subjects. The sports participation is involved in a number of situations that generate anxiety. In chess, considered an individual sport, the chess players have to face and know how to handle the anxiety. In the sport psychology world has addressed this issue for some time, but in Mexico have not been made out research to give us information on the subject in the chess players. The aim of this study is to describe the type of anxiety that has a group of chess players Mexiquenses before competition, is applied the tests of anxiety Idare and anxiety in sport CSAI-2 at a population of 41 competitors. The results are an average level of state anxiety and anxiety trait, the latter being a characteristic of personality of chess players.

Keywords : Anxiety; sport psychology; chess.

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