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Iran J War Public Health 2019, 11(2): 73-78 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Competitive-State Anxiety of warfare victims who are Professional Athletes
Y. Rezapour Mirsaleh1, M. Esmaeelbeigi1, H. Salari *2
1- Counseling Department, Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty, Ardakan University, Ardakan, Iran
2- Physical Education Department, Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty, Ardakan University, Ardakan, Iran , sepanta.salar90@ardakan.ac.ir
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment Therapy on the competitive-state anxiety of warfare victims who are football athletes in Yazd province.
Method: This study was a semi experimental research with two-group and post-pretest and follow up. The population consisted of all warfare victims who are athletes in Yazd province in 2013-2012. By available sampling method, 30 of these athletes were selected and randomly assigned to control and study group (Each group is 15 people). In study group, participants received 8 sessions 120 minutes admission and commitment training and control group received no intervention.
 Results: Data collection was performed by the Competitive State Anxiety Questionnaire Martens & et al (1990). Data was analyzed by multiple analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The findings of ANCOVA analysis showed a significant difference between post-test scores of study and the control groups after the study. In other words, acceptance and commitment therapy resulted in a significant increase (P <0.01) in self-esteem scores and a significant decrease (p <0.01) in physical and cognitive anxiety scores in athletes.This incensement is persistent until follow-up.
 Conclusion: Considering the role of levels of anxiety in cognitive and physical functions of athletes, acceptance and commitment therapy can be used to improve self-esteem and reduce physical and cognitive anxiety of warfare victim athletes.
Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Competitive State Anxiety, Athletes, Football, warfare victim
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychological impacts of war
Received: 2018/09/1 | Accepted: 2018/11/27 | Published: 2019/05/19
* Corresponding Author Address: Ardakan University, Ayatollah Khatami Boulevard, Ardakan, Yazd, Iran. Postal Code: 8951895491
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Rezapour Mirsaleh Y, Esmaeelbeigi M, Salari H. Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Competitive-State Anxiety of warfare victims who are Professional Athletes. Iran J War Public Health. 2019; 11 (2) :73-78
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