ANXIETY AMONG ATHLETES-BASKETBALL PLAYER AND NONATHLETES DURING THE MEDIUM ADOLESCENCE.

Lence A. Velickovska, Lena Damovska, Ivan Anastasovski, Tajana Koteva-Mojsovska

The subject of this research is the psychological trait of anxiety as a feature and state of the personality among basketball players and non-athletes in middle adolescence. The sample of 40 respondents, 20 non-athletes and 20 basketball players was studied in order to determine the differences in the level of psychological trait of anxiety in middle adolescence period. The research applied four variables to test anxiety: 1 - TAI - anxiety that is treated as a disposition, as a relatively permanent feature of the person that appears as a propensity to react with anxiety in situations that are considered to be threatening; 2 - KA - cognitive-anxiety; 3 - SA - somatic anxiety and 4 - CAM – self-confidence. Pursuant to the results obtained from the applied one-variant analysis of the variance, the statistically important inter-group differences have been determined in variables used in assessing anxiety among basketball players and non-athletes in the period of middle adolescence.

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