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Journal:   OLYMPIC   FALL 2007 , Volume 15 , Number 3 (SERIAL 39); Page(s) 55 To 66.
 
Paper: 

THE IMPACT OF AGGRESSION ON MARTIAL ARTS PARTICIPATION

 
 
Author(s):  MASOUDNIA EBRAHIM*
 
* YAZD UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Background: Comparison of psychological characteristics between athletes and non-athletes to find a possible personality profile for athletes has been one of the main goals of psychological studies in sport.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the difference between martial arts athletes and non-athletes regarding aggression.

Method: This study was conducted with causal comparative method. Data were collected from 74 martial arts athletes from four sport modalties (Taekwondo, Karate, Judo and Wushu) and 74 non-athletes between 28 July and 22 September 2006. The BPAS (Buss and Perry Aggression Scale) was used to evaluate aggression.

Results: Significant difference were found between athletes and non-athletes regarding aggression, in general, and regarding components of aggression: physical aggression and anger, specially. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that the aggression.

and control variable explained for %19.0 of the variance in sport participation. Discussion: Despite claim of catharsis theory, the present study showed that participation in sports activities exclusively can not applied as acceptable instrument for discharging of physical energy in our society but sports participation in Iranian culture probably have ethical implications.

 
Keyword(s): AGGRESSION, MARTIAL ARTS ATHLETES, NAN-ATHLETES, SPORTS PARTICIPATION
 
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