Investigation of Sport Injury Anxiety Levels of Sitting Volleyball Players


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Daşkesen S. S., Alp A. F.

International Journal of Sports Engineering and Biotechnology (IJSEB) , vol.2, no.1, pp.1-7, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine sport injury anxiety levels of sitting volleyball players. The research group consists of a total of 64 licensed sitting volleyball players, 7 women and 57 men with an average age of 35,56 ± 12,11. The demographic information form created by the researchers and the Sports Injury Anxiety Scale (SIAS) were used as data collection tools. The data was obtained through Google Forms. SPSS 25.0 statistical package program was used for the analysis of the data obtained. As a result of the normality test, it was found that the data did not show a normal distribution. Therefore, Mann-Whitney U test was used for paired comparisons and Kruskal Wallis H test was used for comparing more than two groups. In the analysis results, no significant difference was found according to the variables of gender, age, education level, economic income, type of beginning to sports, cause of disability and having a sports injury (p> 0.05). A significant difference was found in favor of the non-workers in the re-injury anxiety sub-dimension according to the variable of employment status (p<0,05). The high level of re-injury anxiety among disabled individuals who do not work can be explained by the fact that the areas in which non-working disabled individuals will socialize may be limited compared to employees. According to the variable of doing sports in another branch besides sitting volleyball, a significant difference was found in the anxiety of loss of social support in favor of those who do sports in another branch (p <0.05). It can be concluded that individuals who do sports in more than one branch adopt the athletic identity more and therefore experience more anxiety about losing social support.