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An Investigation of The Underlying Factors of Aggressive Behaviour in Sport: The Impact of Competitiveness, Violent Video Games and General aggression

Manni, Saskia (2017) An Investigation of The Underlying Factors of Aggressive Behaviour in Sport: The Impact of Competitiveness, Violent Video Games and General aggression. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aggression and competitiveness are important aspects of any sport. However, these variables alone are not sufficient in explaining the underlying aspects of aggressive behaviour during sport. As plenty of empirical evidence exists to connect violent video games to aggression and aggressive behaviour, the current study aims to explore the ability of aggression, competitiveness and violent video gameplay to predict aggressive behaviour in sport. 60 county club level hurling and Gaelic football players participated in this study. Questionnaires were used to measure general aggression (The Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire), competitiveness (The Sports Orientation Questionnaire), negative mood (The State Hostility Scale) and violent video gameplay. Participants were observed during games of hurling and Gaelic football in order to measure aggressive behaviour. Results showed competitiveness and violent video gameplay to be significant predictors of aggressive behaviour in sport. Verbal aggression and anger were also found to be significant predictors of aggressive behaviour in sport. Results are discussed in light of limitations and implications for future research are included.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Games and Amusements > Computer Games. Video Games.
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 13:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2782

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