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A study on trait anger – anger expression and friendship commitment levels of primary school 2nd stage students who play – do not play sports

Author(s): Hüseyin Kırımoğlu | Yunus Yıldırım | Ali Temiz

Journal: International Journal of Human Sciences
ISSN 1303-5134

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 682;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: High school | trait anger | physical education and sport | friendship

The aim of this research was to investigate the state of trait anger-anger expression and friendship commitment levels depending on the fact whether 2nd-stage-students in primary schools played sports or not.Personal Information Form, Trait Anger-Anger Expression Scales and Inventory of Peer Attachment were used in order to collect the data.The population of the research was consisted of the students who studied in 2nd stage of 40 primary state schools that belonged to National Education Directorate of Hatay Province between 2009-2010 academic year. Sample group was made up by 853 students of 21 primary schools who were selected from the population (262 boy students and 149 girl students who played sports as registered players; 233 boy students and 209 girl students who did not play sports.).To sum up; the comparison of the scores of trait anger and external anger of the participant students who played sports yielded a statistically significant difference in terms of sex variable (p< 0.05). As for the sedentary group, boys had higher scores of internal anger and external anger than girls. In the comparison of the scores of friendship commitment in sedentary students in terms of sex variable, it was found out that there was a statistically significant difference between girls and boys, which was in favour of boys (p
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