Division of Sport Science, College of Arts & Physical Education, Incheon National University, Incheon, Republic of Korea
Park, S. (2022). Effects of sleep quality on internal-external anxiety in elite shooters before competitions. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 53(5), 497-505. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2022.53.497
The study aimed to identify the relationship between sleep and anxi- ety from a new perspective of controlling anxieties and investigating the effects of sleep. The subjects of this study were 76 elite shooting athletes, including members of the national team. The Hamilton Anxiety Scale was used to mea- sure the competition anxiety and quality of sleep was measured using PSQI of the shooters. As a result of the analysis, it was found that sleep quality affects intrinsic anxiety. The effect of sleep quality on intrinsic anxiety was approxi- mately 18% (R2=18.1). Thus, it was confirmed that sleep quality affects in- trinsic anxiety. Therefore, the results of this study suggested that the shoot- ers’ sleep quality has a negative effect on athletes’ anxiety during competitions.
Keywords: Anxiety, Competion, Sleep