Combative sport and warfare: a reappraisal of the spillover and catharsis hypotheses

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 31 Published In Pages: 249-267
By Chick, Garry, Loy, John W., Miracle, Andrew W.


Individual combative sports will be positively associated with frequency of individual and socially organized homicide in a society (256)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareUNKNOWNp<.05Gamma=.56 for individual homicide; .67 for socially organizedUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Combative Sports, IndividualAssociationGames, Gambling, Athletic Sports
HomicideAssociationOffenses Against Life