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Journal Articles Perceptual and Motor Skills Year : 2008

Aggressor and Victim Perspective-Related Differences in Perceived Legitimacy of Aggression in Soccer

Alan Traclet
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Olivier Rascle
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Genevieve Coulomb-Cabagno
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Fabrice Dosseville
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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 focussed on implications and consequences of such divergences in aggressive sport situations.
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hal-04280517 , version 1 (11-11-2023)

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Alan Traclet, Nicolas Souchon, Olivier Rascle, Genevieve Coulomb-Cabagno, Fabrice Dosseville. Aggressor and Victim Perspective-Related Differences in Perceived Legitimacy of Aggression in Soccer. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2008, 106 (1), pp.234-240. ⟨10.2466/pms.106.1.234-240⟩. ⟨hal-04280517⟩
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