An investigatory study of the effect of sport participation on aggression, self-esteem and life satisfaction

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Curran, Antoinette
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The current study aimed to test the relationship between sport participation and psychological factors such as aggression, life satisfaction and self-esteem. The current study also aimed to test a relationship between life satisfaction and self-esteem. Gender and variations in sport type and sport structure were also tested. A sample of 140 participants were used. They were selected from various sporting groups. A control group of people who do not play a sport was also used. The questionnaire consisted of the life satisfaction scale, the clinical anger scale, the Framingham anger scale, the Rosenberg self-esteem scale and a demographic questionnaire. Results: no significant difference was found between sport participation and aggression, life satisfaction or self-esteem. A significant result was found between self-esteem and life satisfaction. Author keywords: Physical education and training, agression, self-esteem, life satisfaction