The present study aims to examine the predictive power of the aggressiveness and anger levels of Faculty of Sports Sciences students on the level of sportsmanship behavior. A total of 442 athletes studying at the Faculty of Sports Sciences participated in the study on a voluntary basis. The survey method was used as the data collection tool in the study. The Competitive Aggressiveness and Anger Scale developed by Maxwell & Moores (2007) and adapted into Turkish by Gürbüz et al. (2019) was applied to the participants as well as the Sportsmanship Behavior Scale developed by Gümüş et al. (2020) and the personal information form prepared by the researcher. The data obtained were analyzed using the SPSS package program. In addition to descriptive statistics, the Independent Samples t-test was applied in the comparison of the data between two variables while the one-way analysis of variance was performed in the comparison of three or more variables. The LSD test was applied for the detection of the difference in the comparisons made between three or more groups. Additionally, the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation test and the regression analysis were performed. As a result, it was observed that aggressiveness and anger predicted sportsmanship behavior and explained 12.7% of the total variance. In addition to this, a correlation was found between the sportsmanship behavior and aggressiveness and anger levels of sports sciences students training in different branches. In line with this finding, it can be stated that the aggressiveness and anger levels of athletes will decrease as their level of sportsmanship behavior increases. It was also determined that variables such as gender, place of residence and status of smoking were significant factors of the level of aggressiveness and anger. The sense of sportsmanship in sports is a phenomenon that affects the general from the particular. Sportsmanlike or unsportsmanlike behaviors exhibited during competitions are important enough to influence the behaviors of individuals in the society. Therefore, within the family, the smallest unit of the society, it is necessary to raise children with sports ethics starting from the core.
Anger, aggressiveness, sportsmanship