Effects of Fitness on Anxiety among High School Students in Congo Summative Evaluation of Volleyball

Aristide Ewamela, Paulin Mandoumou, Euloge Moboza Ndongo, Portejoie Jean Aimé Tsiama, Marady Tobene Tormian, Joachim Bongbélé


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of physical fitness on anxiety during the summative evaluation of the volleyball cycle. To this end, 22 students from military school [experimental group (age 17,55±0,51ans, size: 171,18±2,28cm, weight 65,77±1,38kg, BMI: 22.46 ±0,72kg.m-2, speed-strength: 58,64±2,82cm, cardiovascular index: 5,7±0,22, V O2max: 52,90±1,32 ml.kg-1.min- 1)] and 45 other general school [control group (age 17,59±1,46ans, size: 170,95±1,26cm, weight 70,70±2,50kg, BMI 24,19±0 , 50kg.m-2, speed-strength: 46,07±1,19cm, cardiovascular index: 9,78±0,51, V O2max: 39,45±1,94 ml.kg-1.min-1) ] responded to the evaluation questionnaires of anxiety state and trait anxiety (Spielberger, 1975). The results have shown a higher state anxiety value in subjects in the experimental group compared to the control group (51, 27±5, 17Vs. 40, 88±5,42) while the line anxiety is significantly reduced in subjects in the experimental group compared to the control group (43,95±2,86 Vs. 46,98±4,47) (P<0,001). These results suggest that improved fitness increases anxiety state and parallel reduces trait anxiety during the summative evaluation of volleyball.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v4i6.1547


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