The effect of competition on the sportsmanship of college women
Toburen, Karen R.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the sportsmanship measure scores and the amount of athletic competition in which the subjects participated. The subjects used were 251 college women physical education majors. All subjects were given a questionnaire and Form A of the Action-Choice Test for Competitive Sports Situations. The number of athletic events the subjects had participated in during the 1967-1968 academic year was the criteria used for placing the subjects into their respective groups: competition self, competition others, noncompetition self and noncompetition others. The two independent group method chi square design was employed to measure the relationships between the sportsmanship measure scores and the amount of athletic competition in which the subjects participated. An item analysis was used to compare how the subjects in each of the groups answered the test questions.