1Department of Human Kinetics and Sports Science, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City Edo State
Co-occurance of aggression and frustration and its relationship with handball players’ sports performance
This study investigates the co-occurrence of aggression and frustration and its relationship with handball players’ sports performance. Five research questions were raised, tested at 0.05alpha level. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was the registered 99 handball players in Delta State Sports Commission. The research instrument for the study was a self-constructed questionnaire. The instrument’s validity was exposed to scrutiny and the cronbach alpha statistics was used to ascertain its reliability. The correlation coefficient was 0.73 indicating that the instrument was reliable. The data were analyzed with Pearson correlation and multiple regression. Results revealed that there was no significant relationship between aggression and sport performance; there was a significant relationship between frustration and sport performance; there was a significant relationship between aggression and frustration in sports among handball players; there was no significant relationship between aggression and gender on sports performance; and there was a significant relationship between frustration and gender on sports performance among handball players. In conclusion, proper training, good tolerance levels among the athletes, coaches and sports organizers, would go a long way in reducing aggression and frustration in sports, thus, enhancing sports performance.
aggression, frustration, sports performance, handball players, sports
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