The red mist? red shirts, success and team sports

Piatti, Marco, Savage, David A., & Torgler, Benno (2012) The red mist? red shirts, success and team sports. Sport in Society, 15(9), pp. 1209-1227.

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Abstract

Baron von Richthofen (the Red Baron) arguably the most famous fighter pilot of all time painted his plane the vividest of red hues, making it visible and identifiable at great distance, showing an aggressive pronouncement of dominance to other pilots. Can colour affect aggression and performance and if so is it observable within team sports? This study explores the effect of red on sporting performances within a team sports arena, through empirical analysis of match results from the Australian Rugby League spanning a period of 30 years. Both the descriptive analysis and the multivariate analysis report a positive relationship. Nevertheless, more evidence is required to better understand whether teams in red do enjoy greater success controlling explicitly in a multivariate analysis for many factors that simultaneously affect performance.

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ID Code: 53892
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.690400
ISSN: 1743-0437
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Routledge
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2012 03:26
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2013 04:33

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