Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Thaddeus Crews, Richard Miller, Shirley Laney

Degree Program

Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

Degree Type

Master of Science


Twenty-six male tennis team members competed against the same player under match-like conditions and were rated by a tennis expert according to their style of play. The instrument used to rate the subjects was the Expert's Rating Scale, a nine point scale indicating a tennis player's aggressive intentions. A Copy of Form AA of the Personality Research Form was completed by each subject prior to the expert's observation. Statistical analysis of the data consisted of determining a mean score for each subject's style of play and correlating that with the raw score for the aggression scale of the Personality Research Form. Results of the statistical analysis revealed no significant correlation between level of aggression and style of play of the tennis players.


Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sports Studies