Threats and aggression directed to soccer referees: An empirical phenomenological psychological study
2004 (English)In: The Qualitative Report, 9, 652-672Article in journal (Refereed)
A descriptive qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews involving seven provincial Soccer Association referees was carried out in order to find out how referees experience threats and aggression directed to soccer referees. The Empirical Phenomenological Psychological method (EPP-method) was used. The analysis resulted in thirty categories which were summarized in six themes. The main themes described the perceived causes of threat, reactions to threat, how the referees´ manage stressful situations, and their motives to referee.
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Key words: Aggression, threats, EPP-method, referees, soccer
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-24866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-24866DiVA: diva2:598637