Do competitive martial arts attract aggressive children?
Reynes E, Lorant J.
Percept Mot Skills. 2001 Oct;93(2):382-6.
Laboratoire Sport et Regulation Sociales, Universite de Nice Sophie-Antipolis, UFR STAPS,
The purpose of the present study was to ascertain whether children beginning
martial arts training were more aggressive than their peers. 150 8-yr.-old
children were administered the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire.
Analysis showed that children beginning martial arts training did not score
more aggressive than their peers but scored higher on the Anger scale. This
difference, however, appeared only in children practicing judo.
Reynes E, Lorant J (2001). Do competitive martial arts attract aggressive
children? Perceptual and Motor Skills 2001 Oct;93(2):382-6.