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IMPROVING SOCIALIZATION THROUGH SPORT: AN ANALYTIC REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON AGGRESSION AND SPORTSMANSHIP

Christine Nucci, Kim Young-Shim

Abstract


Socialization can take place through participation in sports since sports provide a microcosm for living and society. The structure of social relations in sports influences the participants’ development of social skills. Researchers have strived to answer whether sports provides a positive outlet for, or teaches and reinforces, aggression. This paper reviews and extends research on aggression and sportsmanship, examines how aggression is developed, and makes recommendations.?

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