Profil Psikologi Atlet Berpasukan Kriket Wanita Malaysia
Nur Syuhadah, Sailan
Nelfianty, Hj. Mohd Rasyid
Subramaniam, Santhira Mathy
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The purpose of this research is to identify the psychological profile of Malaysian female cricket athletes. The sample size consists of 21 Malaysian athletes who took part in Incheon Asian Sport, South Korea 2014. The type of questionnaire used in this research are the Sports Mental Toughness Questionnaire (SMTQ) to evaluate athletes’ mental endurance; the Sports Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) to assess athlete’s anxiety and the Leadership Scale for Sports (LSS) to evaluate coach’s leadership qualities. The data is analysed by means of a descriptive research method and standard variance. Only one respondent received the scores between 26-30 whilst the rest received scores between 0-22. The results suggest that Malaysian female cricket athletes possess low mental endurance. The primary factor that affects mental endurance is motivation. The study also established that the level of anxiety among athletes is moderate. Training and orders were found to be the general leadership qualities amongst the five dimension for athletes whilst the autocratic dimension is the least. As for the leadership qualities that is most commonly used by coaches is positive feedback whilst the least leadership dimension used is autocratic. The result this study provides considerable insight in the field of sports, especially to coaches and those who are involved in sports development from a psychological standpoint that may affect the performance of the athletes.