Analysis of Athletes with Hearing Impairments Anxiety of Catching COVID-19


  • Piyami Çakto Kütahya Dumlupınar University
  • Ayla Karakullukçu Kırıkkale University
  • Oğuzhan Yüksel Kütahya Dumlupınar University


The objective of this study is to examine the anxiety of hearing-impaired athletes about catching the new type of corona virus according to various variables. Comparison type relationship model within the scope of relational screening, one of the screening models of quantitative approach, was used as the research design. The study group consists of hearing-impaired athletes living in different cities in Türkiye and interested in different sports branches. The sample group, determined as snowball sampling of the non-probability sampling method, consists of a total of 257 participants: 89 female and 168 male. As a measurement tool, the “Anxiety of Catching Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scale (ACNCS),” whose validity and reliability study was conducted by Demir Tekkurşun, Cicioğlu and İlhan (2020), was used. Independent sample test (T-test) and one-way analysis of variance (One-Way ANOVA) were applied to the obtained data. The findings were evaluated according to the significance value of p<0.05. While no statistically significant difference was found depending on the variables of gender, chronic illness, “did the lifting of the bans and the start of sports competitions reduce your anxiety?,” the frequency of doing sports per week (days), and branch, a statistically significant difference was found according to the variable of doing sports at home during the pandemic period. The COVID-19 disease, which became a global epidemic, influenced the anxiety levels of hearing impaired individuals, and the state of doing sports reduced the anxiety levels of individuals. Therefore, it was determined that sports activities had a healing effect for such situations. It is recommended that various sports activities should be carried out regularly to reduce the anxiety levels of hearing-impaired individuals and to ensure their socialization.





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