International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 1(2), pp. 41 - 45
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2013.010203
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Level of Sport Performance of Universiti Malaya (UM) Athletes


Vincent A. Parnabas1,*, Yahaya Mahamood2, Julinamary Parnabas3
1 Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA(UiTM), Malaysia
2 Faculty of College of Art and Science, University Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia
3 Institut Perguruan Malaysia, Kampus Darul Aman, Jitra, Kedah, Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Student-athletes used a lot of their time on training and preparation for competition, especially MASUM (Sport between Universities), which held every year. Sex has been identified as an important variable of athletic performance through the impact of height, weight, fat percentage, muscle mass, aerobic capacity or anaerobic threshold as a result of genetic and hormonal differences. Besides that, the environment, aim and perception of athletes in individual and team sports are different and this also can influence their performance in sport. The main purpose of this study was to examine the levels of performance among gender and different types of sports (Team and Individual). The participants of this study were recruited from Universiti Malaya (UM). Level of Sport Performance Scale (LSPS), contain 30 items, which measures 7 important elements (Speed, Core Training Workout, deal with stress and anxiety, tolerance of pain, confident, deal with distraction and satisfaction) of sport performance were used in the study. The data were collected at the end of the competition. The sample consisted of 79 athletes, with male athletes (N=49) and female athletes (N=30). While individual sport athletes (N=43), and team sport athletes (N= 36).This study confirms that the performances of male athletes are higher than female athletes. The results also showed that the individual athletes perform better than team athletes. Athletes of individual sports worked harder for competition, as a sole performer, athlete got no one to rely on. Whereas in team sports most athletes knew of no matter how well or how poorly one performs, it's up to the team as a whole to work together and win. The results supported a few previous studies. This current sports performance analysis enables the sport psychologist and coaches to improve sporting performance of female and team athletes.

KEYWORDS
Performance, MASUM, Individual Sport, Team Sport

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Vincent A. Parnabas , Yahaya Mahamood , Julinamary Parnabas , "Level of Sport Performance of Universiti Malaya (UM) Athletes," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 41 - 45, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2013.010203.

(b). APA Format:
Vincent A. Parnabas , Yahaya Mahamood , Julinamary Parnabas (2013). Level of Sport Performance of Universiti Malaya (UM) Athletes. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 1(2), 41 - 45. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2013.010203.