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Examining the Indonesia and Malaysia student-athletes coping strategy in sports

M. S., Omar Fauzee and Don, Yahya and Susterna, Nina and Saptra, Yudha M . and Hanif, Sofyan and Abdullah, Nagoor Meera and Shahril, Mohd Izwan (2014) Examining the Indonesia and Malaysia student-athletes coping strategy in sports. European Scientific Journal, 2. pp. 331-337. ISSN 1857 – 7881

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The purpose of this paper is to compare the coping strategies among university student-athletes between Indonesia and Malaysia.A sample of 469 students athletes of Indonesia (226: female-69; male-157) and Malaysia (243: female-95; male-148) were randomly selected as the sample for this study.The age for Indonesia student-athletes (M=21.05, sd=2.31) and Malaysia student athletes (M=21.41, sd=2.50).The samples were selected from four major universities in Indonesia and Malaysia. Of the sample, 2.6% of Indonesian and 2.3% of Malaysian representing National team and 4.3% of Indonesian and 5.8% of Malaysian student-athletes representing state level during their study.However, 3.8% and 13.9% of Indonesian sample representing National and state during their high school year, respectively, 8.5% and 21.7% of the Malaysian sample representing National and state team during their high school year.The instrument used in this study was The Athletic Coping Skills Inventory (ACSI-28).Results show that there are significantly difference between Indonesia and Malaysia athletes in coping in adversity, concentration, mental preparation and goal setting, peaking under pressure and freedom from worries.Out of that, the Indonesian student-athletes score higher than Malaysian student-athletes in subthemes of freedom from worries.While, the others the Malaysia student-athletes score higher. Results were further discussed and recommended for future research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SPECIAL edition vol. 2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coping strategies, student-athletes, the athletic skill inventory (acsi-28), national sports representative
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: PM Dr. Yahya Don
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 06:57
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 03:30
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12643

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