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Aggression and Violence in Sport

Title: Aggression and Violence in Sport: Moving Beyond the Debate.
Name(s): Sacks, David N, author
Petscher, Yaacov, author
Stanley, Christopher T, author
Tenenbaum, Gershon, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2003-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This paper is the latest in a series of articles published in The Sport Psychologist in recent years on aggression and violence in sport (Kerr, 1999, 2002; Tenenbaum, Sacks, Miller, Golden, & Doolin, 2000; Tenenbaum, Stewart, Singer, & Duda, 1997). While these respective articles have presented dissenting views on the nature and prevention of aggression and violence in sport, the present paper proposes that much of the apparent disagreement is semantic in nature. Thus, this paper begins by clarifying some definitional issues before specifying both areas of agreement and continued dissention among recent authors. Major emphases in this paper include the importance of adopting preventative rather than reactive measures to reduce the dangers associated with aggression and violence in sport, as well as the manner in which adult sport norms affect youth sport environments. In addition, several broader issues, which have emerged from these recent published debates, are presented for future consideration.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_26855638 (IID), 10.1080/1612197X.2003.9671710 (DOI), PMC4743757 (PMCID), 26855638 (RID), 26855638 (EID)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: International journal of sport and exercise psychology.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 1

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Sacks, D. N., Petscher, Y., Stanley, C. T., & Tenenbaum, G. (2003). Aggression and Violence in Sport: Moving Beyond the Debate. International Journal Of Sport And Exercise Psychology. Retrieved from