Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1983

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Robert Markley

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine relations between measures of aggression and ability level of male and female sports participants. Subjects for this study were randomly selected college students who participated in intramural basketball. Ten male and ten female subjects were chosen from each of four levels of competition (A, B, C, and D leagues). Aggression measures were determined by scores on the Buss-Durkee Inventory and the Zaks and Walters Aggressiveness Scale. Group differences and correlations between the measures were examined. Result s included the finding that skilled male and female sports participants were not significantly more aggressive than their less skilled counterparts. However, male sports participants were significantly (p < .05) more aggressive than female sports participants. A strong positive correlation (.37) between the Buss-Durkee Inventory and the Zaks and Walters Aggressiveness Scale was found.

Rights

Copyright 1983 Jay M. Mann

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