Advisor(s)

Kurt Wilson, MA
Ohio Northern University
Exercise Physiology, Health & Behavioral Sciences
k-wilson.1@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

The reason for this study is to determine if there is a relationship between playing a sport and overall aggressive behavior. The main question is if athletics influence aggression in division III collegiate athletes. This study could help determine and predict if aggression is an underlying behavior for domestic violence later on in life. It was hypothesized that there will be no significant difference between collegiate athletes and non-athletes. The Buss & Perry Survey was sent through Ohio Northern email to all ONU students. The type of sampling is volunteer sampling because the survey is being sent to all Ohio Northern students and they will voluntarily choose if they wish to complete it or not. After collecting the data, it was determined that there is a difference between the average aggression score of athlete and non-athlete, where the pattern of the difference also depends on the participant's gender. When it comes to gender, the results show that male athletes have a higher aggression score than any other group.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

The Influence of Athletics on Aggressive Behavior in Division III Collegiate Athletes

The reason for this study is to determine if there is a relationship between playing a sport and overall aggressive behavior. The main question is if athletics influence aggression in division III collegiate athletes. This study could help determine and predict if aggression is an underlying behavior for domestic violence later on in life. It was hypothesized that there will be no significant difference between collegiate athletes and non-athletes. The Buss & Perry Survey was sent through Ohio Northern email to all ONU students. The type of sampling is volunteer sampling because the survey is being sent to all Ohio Northern students and they will voluntarily choose if they wish to complete it or not. After collecting the data, it was determined that there is a difference between the average aggression score of athlete and non-athlete, where the pattern of the difference also depends on the participant's gender. When it comes to gender, the results show that male athletes have a higher aggression score than any other group.