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.


Following Sipes' methods as closely as possible, authors predicted that combative sports, both team and individual, will be positively associated with external warfare (255-56)


compared extremes of warfare (rare vs almost constant)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testNot Supportedabove .100.12Two-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Combative SportsAssociationGames, Gambling, Athletic Sports
Warfare, ExternalAssociationInstigation Of War, Warfare