This study was conducted with the aim of investigating the trait anxiety levels of male athletes who participate in volleyball competitions in school sports in terms of some variables. Within the framework of the study, the study group included 161 randomly chosen male athletes who participated in volleyball competitions in school sports in the 2018-2019 education period. In order to determine the demographic information of the participating athletes in the study, a personal information form (age, grade, parents’ education levels, years of playing in the school team and existence of other athletes in the family) was used and in order to determine the trait anxiety levels, Spielberger’s “State-Trait Anxiety Inventory” was used. The variables were calculated for frequency (f) and percentage (%) distributions. For variables of multiple groups, two-way variance analysis (ANOVA) was used while for the significance of the difference in two independent groups, the t-test was used. In the analysis where the difference was discovered, the Tukey test was used to determine between which groups the significant difference was. The level of significance in the study was determined as p<0.05. As a result of the study, based on the variables of age, grade, the existence of other athletes in the family and parents’ education level, it was determined that there was no significant difference in the trait anxiety levels of athletes before and after the competition. It was further observed that the secondary-education level male volleyball players who participated in volleyball competitions in school sports had high trait anxiety levels above average with a mean score of 47.29.
Volleyball, Secondary Education, Competition, Trait Anxiety