A critical study of academic anxiety among male adolescents
Author(s): Dr. Shrikant S Mankar
Abstract: The present study was conducted to examine academic anxiety among male successful, unsuccessful and non-athlete adolescents. Total three hundred (N=300) male adolescents which include one hundred (n=100) successful athletes, one hundred (n=100) unsuccessful athletes and one hundred (n=100) non-athlete adolescents were selected to act as subjects. The successful athletes were those who won medals in the inter-school tournaments whereas unsuccessful athletes were those who had just participated but failed to won medals in the inter-school tournaments and non-athletes were those who did not participate in any inter- school tournaments. Random sampling technique was applied to select the subjects studying at various Government schools of Nagpur. Academic anxiety was measured by applying the Academic Anxiety Scale for Children constructed by Singh, A.K. and Gupta, A. Sen (2009). The One way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was applied to find out the significance of differences among male successful, unsuccessful and non-athlete adolescents. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Results showed statistically significant (p<0.05) differences among male successful, unsuccessful and non-athlete adolescents with regard to the variable academic anxiety. Since the obtained F-value 7.285 was found statistically significant, therefore, Post-hoc test i.e., Least Significant Difference (LSD) was applied to see the degree and direction of differences among male successful, unsuccessful and non-athlete adolescents. The non-athlete male adolescents had exhibited significantly higher academic anxiety followed by unsuccessful and successful athlete adolescents.