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GONCALVES, Marina Pereira  and  BELO, Raquel Pereira. Competitive trait-anxiety: differences of gender, age group, experience in competitions and modality sport in young athletes. PsicoUSF [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.2, pp. 301-307. ISSN 1413-8271.

This study aimed to investigate the anxiety in competition situations, considering the gender, age groups, sportive modality and the experience of the athletes. To the accomplishment of this research, participated 105 athletes from Paraíba, of different sportive modalities, being most male and with ages varying between 11 and 20 years. These athletes, in his own training places, answered Sport Competition Anxiety Trait and socio-demographic questions. From the data analysis, the results showed that the women presented greater competitive trait-anxiety than the men. It suggested the accomplishment of researches on the future that use other scales and variables.

Keywords : Competitive trait-anxiety; Young athletes.

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