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authoritarian personality

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
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The personality of someone who prefers or believes in a system in which some individuals control, while others are controlled. Those with an authoritarian personality usually exhibit deference to those with higher authority, and hostility to those with lower authority. The term applies particularly to the personalities of some sports officials, coaches, and PE teachers....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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