This study is conducted by using a screening model with an eye to examine the fear of negative evaluation, and social appearance anxiety of sportsmen engaged in futsal. The research was carried out on teams which participated in the Futsal Competitions organized through Turkey University Sports Federation at Physical Education and Sports College of Ahi Evran University between April 01 and 05, 2014. The samples of the study consisted of a total of 145 volunteers of which 62 were females and 83 were males who participated in the competition. "Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale” developed through Leary and adapted to Turkish language by Çetin et al. and "Social Appearance Anxiety Scale" developed by Hart et al. and adapted to Turkish language and validity and reliability works carried out by Doğan were utilized as the research data collection tool. Descriptive statistical methods (n), percentage (%) were utilized to analyze the data frequency for personal information. Chi-square test was employed for evaluation of the scales. Results were assessed at 0.05 significance level. At the end of the research, it was found that women sportsmen have a greater fear of negative evaluation than men while significant correlation was not detected between other variables. The research result also has revealed the fact that sportsmen engaged in futsal had low social appearance anxiety and there was not a significant relationship between variables.
Key words: Fear of negative evaluation, social appearance anxiety, sportsman.
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