The Level of Anger and Aggressive Behavior amongst High Level of Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball Players in Palestine / Abdelnaser A.M.Qadumi, and Jamal Shaker Salem
This study aimed to determine the level of anger and aggressive behavior of soccer, volleyball and basketball players in
Palestine. Furthermore, to determine the differences in the level of anger and aggressive behavior according to the type of sport, playing
experience and international participation variables. The sample consisted of (147) players, Maxwell & Moores (2007 )twelve items scale
was applied for the measurement of anger and aggressive behavior. The results of the study revealed a moderate level of anger where the
percentage of response was (66.71%), and low level of aggressive behavior where the percentage of response was (54.17%). Also, the results
indicated that the level of anger and aggressive behavior for soccer players was higher that of volleyball and basketball players, and lower for
the players who participated at an international level compared with players who did not participated at that level. Furthermore, the results
indicated that there were no significant influences of playing experience variable on the level of anger and aggressive behavior. Based on the
findings of the study the researchers' recommended that coaches should give more attention towards determining the reasons that lead to the
anger and aggression of players.
Keywords: stressors, Team Sports, Emotional Regulation.