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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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MENENDEZ SANTURIO, José Ignacio  and  FERNANDEZ-RIO, Javier. Anger intensity in boxing and kickboxing practitioners: differences based on discipline and competitive level. CPD [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp.75-86. ISSN 1989-5879.

The main goal of this study was to assess the anger profile of direct-contact (K.O.) sports' sportsmen from a multidimensional perspective. A total of 269 men, ages between 16 and 39 years old, agreed to participate. They completed the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI-2). Participants were placed in 5 groups based on their competitive level: no-practice, regular practice, state competitors, national competitors, and international competitors. Significant differences (p<,05) were found among groups in the different scales and subscales of the inventory, except expression and internal control of anger. Post hoc analyses revealed that the international competitors showed significant lower anger levels than no-practice and regular practice participants. Significant correlations were found among variables such as age, years, days, hours of practice and different dimensions of anger. No significant differences were found between no-practice and regular practice participants' anger level. Finally, no significant differences were found between boxing and kickboxing participants' anger levels, either. Findings are discussed, limitations are exposed, future lines of research are introduced, and practical applications are included.

Keywords : contact sports; emotion; combat sports; martial arts.

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