Numerous Families and Anger in Athletes and Physical Activity Practitioners

Higinio González García, Antonia Pelegrín


The objectives were: (a) To know the differences in anger in athletes and physical activity practitioners raised in large and non-numerous families; (b) Check the differences in anger in athletes raised in large families and not numer­ous; (c) Know the differences in anger in athletes raised in large families and not numerous with national successes. The sample consisted of 442 athletes and physical activity practitioners. To measure the different variables were used, the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI-II) and the Oviedo Scale of Infrequency of Response (INF-OV). The results showed significant differences in trait an­ger, temperament, internal anger expression and anger ex­pression index. When the group of athletes was analysed separately, excluding the physical activity practitioners’ group, the results showed significant differences in trait anger, temperament, external anger expression and anger expression index. On the other hand, athletes with national successes showed significant differences in anger reac­tion. It was concluded that athletes and physical activity practitioners grown up in large families have lower levels of anger than those of non-numerous families. Therefore, the number of siblings must be considered as a risk varia­ble in athletes who have high levels of this emotion.


family; children; emotion; sport


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