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Research on the Relationship between Competitive Achievement Motivation and Competitive State Anxiety of Physical Examinees

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DOI: 10.23977/appep.2023.040104 | Downloads: 24 | Views: 533


Wenxing Tan 1,2, Jingsong Wang 1, Liwei Zheng 1, Feiying Huang 1, Weihua Cui 3, Yan Long 3


1 School of Sports and Health Science, Xiangsihu College of Guangxi Minzu University, Nanning, 530008, China
2 Graduate School, University of Baguio, Baguio City, 2600, Philippines
3 School of Sports and Health Science, Guangxi Minzu University, Nanning, 530006, China

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Liwei Zheng


Objective: To explore the relationship between competitive achievement motivation and competitive state anxiety in order to provide some ideas for the regulation of athletic anxiety of physical examinees. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted among examinees for college entrance examination in P.E. in Guangxi in 2022 from November 24 to December 3, 2021 using The Achievements Motive Scale (AMS) and the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2, CSAI-2). Results: There was significant difference in the avoidance of failure (P<0.01) and state confidence (P<0.05) between the physical examinees of different genders, no statistically significant difference in all dimensions among the physical examinees from different origins, i.e. P>0.05 and with different competition experiences (P>0.05). Physical examinees with different psychological skills training experience had statistically significant differences only in state confidence (P<0.01). There were statistically significant differences in the dimensions of avoidance of failure (P<0.05), achievement motivation (P<0.01), cognitive state anxiety (P<0.05), somatic state anxiety (P<0.01), and state confidence (P<0.001) among physical examinees with different experiences of stress relief education. Only the dimensions of cognitive state anxiety and somatic state anxiety in the CSAI—2 did not have statistically significant correlation with the dimension of achievement motivation in the AMS, and the other dimensions all showed statistically significant correlation (r =-0.216-0.335, P<0.05). Conclusions: The competitive achievement motivation of physical examinees can directly affect the competitive state anxiety. The higher the motivation to pursue achievement or avoid failure, the more likely it is to cause physical examinees to have anxiety state.


Physical education college entrance examination, physical examinee, competitive state anxiety, competitive achievement motivation


Wenxing Tan, Jingsong Wang, Liwei Zheng, Feiying Huang, Weihua Cui, Yan Long, Research on the Relationship between Competitive Achievement Motivation and Competitive State Anxiety of Physical Examinees. Applied & Educational Psychology (2023) Vol. 4: 18-26. DOI:


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