Relation between motivational factors and levels of anxiety en cheerleaders precompetition


elite sport
sport training

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Lopez Becerra, N. I. (2011). Relation between motivational factors and levels of anxiety en cheerleaders precompetition. International Journal of Psychological Research, 4(1), 80–91.


This study is not experimental, correlational. Analyze the relationship between motivational factors and anxiety levels in both elite cheerleading Selection Colombia and cheerleading training Mongui school sports. The population is made up of 20 elite-level cheerleading with an age range between 14 and 25 years old and 20 cheerleaders in training between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. The measuring instruments used are the Sport Motivation Scale (SMS Sport Motivation Scale) Pelletier, Fortier, Vallerand, Briere, & Blais Tuson (1995). Validated for the Colombian population by Losada & Rodríguez (2007) and the STAI questionnaire (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) of Spilberger, Gorsuch & Lushne (1986). Validated by American Psychological Association (APA). The analysis of results using the Pearson correlation coefficient and the SPSS 17.0 statistical package showed that there is a high positive correlation between levels of anxiety and extrinsic motivation for the elite group, while for the training group there were no significant results between the variables studied in this investigation.


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