Dušan Todorović, Milica Mitrović

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The research of how the emotional sphere is related to aggressive behaviour might lead to some very significant implications, especially in reference to the students of sport and physical education, but also to the students of other faculties. This paper explores the differences in the degree of various modalities of aggressive behaviour, as well as in the degree of emotional competence. The variability percentage of various modalities of aggression has been studied with respect to different aspects of emotional competence, professional orientation, gender and age of the students. The research instruments included the following:an Emotional competence questionnaire, and an Aggression questionnaire. The research included 158 respondents, students of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš. The most significant practical implication of the research is the fact that attention has been drawn to the importance of managing and directing one's aggression, especially among the students of sport and physical education, since they have shown the highest level of aggressive behaviour and of the majority of its modalities. The students of law have shown the highest level of verbal manifest aggressiveness, which is an interesting fact. Emotional control and stability being a very important factor of success for both athletes and sports coaches, the fact that the students of sport and physical education have shown a higher level of recognizing and understanding emotions means that these students can achieve excellent results in the sport of their choice.


modalities of aggressive behaviour, emotional competence, students

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