The relationship between caffeine intake and aggression levels among University Suksis Corp Athletes

Hubungan antara pengambilan kafein dan tahap keagresifan dalam kalangan Atlet Kor Suksis Universiti

  • Megat Muhammad Asri Salleh Fakulti Sains Sukan dan Kejurulatihan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Normah Jusoh Fakulti Sains Sukan dan Kejurulatihan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: Caffeine, Aggression, Athletes, SUKSIS

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the relationship between caffeine intake and the level of aggression among university Kor SUKSIS athletes. This research is a survey method using a questionnaire related to caffeine intake and the level of aggression The Judgment About Moral Behavior in Youth Sport (JAMBYSQ). About 80 SUKSIS athletes from five selected team sports volunteered to involve in this study. Data from questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive statistical tests, independent t tests and Pearson Correlation. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference (p = 0.014) in the level of frequency of caffeine intake between male athletes (2.00 ± 0.87) and female athletes (1.50 ± 0.76). In addition, for the level of aggression there was no significant difference between male (3.37 ± 0.60) and female athletes (3.23 ± 0.66), and there was no significant relationship found between caffeine intake and level of aggression during training (r = 0.024, n = 80, p = 0.831). To conclude, eventhough the caffeine intake differed significantly between genders, but the caffeine intake did not influence the level of aggression among the athletes. There is a need to investigate the appropriate caffeine dosage that may trigger aggression among the athletes.

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Published
2020-11-17
How to Cite
Salleh, M. M. A., & Jusoh, N. (2020). The relationship between caffeine intake and aggression levels among University Suksis Corp Athletes. Jurnal Sains Sukan & Pendidikan Jasmani, 9(2), 38-46. https://doi.org/10.37134/jsspj.vol9.2.6.2020