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.
Warfare of all types (external, internal and overall) will be negatively related to proportion of noncombative sports and positively related to proportion of individual combative sports, team combative sports, and sham combats.
Proportion of sham combat is significantly related to all forms of warfare (.37 to .48); internal warfare and overall warfare are also significantly negatively related to noncombative sports (-.26 and -.26, respectively). Individual homicide and socially organized homicides are significantly negatively related to noncombative sports and to individual combative sport.
|Gamma||Partially supported||UNKNOWN||see comments||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Combative Sports (individual, Team, And Sham Combat)||Association||Games, Gambling, Athletic Sports|
|Warfare Frequency, External||Association||Instigation Of War, Warfare|
|Warfare Frequency, Internal||Association||Ingroup Antagonisms, Instigation Of War, Warfare|
|Warfare Frequency, Overall||Association||Ingroup Antagonisms, Instigation Of War, Warfare|