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Aggressor and victim perspective-related difference in perceived legitimacy of aggression in soccer
Perceptual and Motor Skill
The purpose of this role-playing study was to explore the perceived legitimacy of aggression in soccer as a function of perspective-related differences (aggressor vs. victim) and type of aggression (instrumental vs. hostile). 120 Soccer players watched videotaped aggressive interactions in soccer and took the perspective of the actors (aggressor then victim or the reverse). Then they rated the legitimacy of each aggressive behavior depending on its ultimate goal (instrumental then hostile or the reverse). When participants adopted the aggressor perspective, they perceived instrumental aggression as more legitimate than hostile aggression. In contrast, when participants took the perspective of the victim, no significant difference was found regardless of the type of aggression. The discussion focused on implications and consequences of such divergences in aggressive sport situations.
agression, sport, perspective, aggresseur, victime
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