Justifications of aggressive behavior in contact and semicontact sports
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
The present study examines the extent to which athletes in selected contact and semicontact sports report agreement or disagreement with the use of intentional acts of aggression during competition. Eighty-five male athletes responded to the Bredemeier Athletic Aggression Inventory-Short Form and the Mintah Huddleston Aggression Justification Inventory. Overall results revealed no significant differences between subjects' use of hostile and instrumental aggression in sport and between the hostile and instrumental justifications provided for such behavior. Results indicated that contact-sport participants disagree more with the use of instrumental aggression than semicontact-sport participants.
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Mintah, Joseph K.; Huddleston, Sharon; and Doody, Susann G., "Justifications of aggressive behavior in contact and semicontact sports" (1999). Faculty Publications. 3811.