Physical complaints, obsessions and compulsions, paranoid thoughts and psychosis among the three groups of female athletes (beginner, amateur and professional)
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Iran national team's psychologist
Abstract
Introduction: Present study aimed to investigate physical complaints, obsession and compulsion, paranoid thoughts and psychosis among three groups of female athletes (beginner, amateur and professional).
Methodology: The research method was a survey research and the target population was athletes of Al-Zahra Sports Center. The athletes by using cluster random sampling were randomly divided into three groups of beginners (n=40), amateur (n=40), and professionals (n=20). The instrument used was Scl-90R mental health questionnaire. Data were analyzed by spss 22 software.
Results: The findings of statistics obtained from the analysis of variance showed that the average scores of physical complaints in three groups was not significant. There was a significant difference between the average scores of obsessive-compulsion of professional athletes and amateurs; but the difference of average scores between the beginners and the amateur athletes, and the professionals and beginner in obsessive-compulsion was not significant. The difference between the average scores of paranoia of professionals and amateur was significant, but the difference of average scores of paranoia of amateurs and beginners, and professional athletes and beginners was not significant. Finally, there were a significant difference between the average scores of psychosis of professional athletes and amateurs, and amateur athletes and beginners, but the difference of average scores of professional athletes and beginners were not significant.
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