International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(5), pp. 912 - 920
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090512
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Eight Days a Week: Eustress and Distress among the Athletes


Uhud Darmawan Natsir 1,*, Tenri S. P. Dipoatmodjo 1, Arjang Arjang 2, M. Hidayat 3, Muhammad Yushar Mustafa 1
1 Department of Management, Universitas Negeri Makassar, 90222, Makassar, Indonesia
2 Universitas Indonesia Timur, 90222, Makassar, Indonesia
3 Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar, 90400, Makassar, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

The athletes who are attached to coaching and training programs for long periods will have more potential of dealing with stress. In line with this phenomenon, this study indicates that a great number of professional athletes, specifically who formally registered in sports organizations in Makassar, Indonesia, are apparently disclosed on lack of better coaching and training program achievements, decreasing on their performance during coaching and training times, etc. Through the literature review, this study discloses that there is a lack of body of knowledge, specifically in East Region of Indonesia context explaining the effect of such disorders on professional athletes of Makassar. This study hence aims to investigate whether there is a possibility that stress exists among the professional athletes through the application of quantitative approach. There are 258 athletes considered as the population and 72 athletes as the research sample in this study. The results indicate that stress is confirmed statistically to have affected athlete performance and consequently indicate that the effect of stress is negative and significantly impacts the athletes' performance. This study therefore concludes that the stress issue is crucially urgent to be managed properly, especially in the sports field.

KEYWORDS
Athlete, Training, Coaching, Eustress, Distress, Sports, Psychology, Management

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Uhud Darmawan Natsir , Tenri S. P. Dipoatmodjo , Arjang Arjang , M. Hidayat , Muhammad Yushar Mustafa , "Eight Days a Week: Eustress and Distress among the Athletes," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 912 - 920, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090512.

(b). APA Format:
Uhud Darmawan Natsir , Tenri S. P. Dipoatmodjo , Arjang Arjang , M. Hidayat , Muhammad Yushar Mustafa (2021). Eight Days a Week: Eustress and Distress among the Athletes. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(5), 912 - 920. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090512.