Vol. 10 No. 2 (2022): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal

The effects of physical activity on anger expression style in healthcare professionals

Assist. Prof., Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Yaşar Doğu Faculty of Sports Science, Samsun, Turkey
Abdurrahman Yunus SARIYILDIZ
Dr Lect., Samsun University, Department of Health Management, Faculty of Economics Administrative and Social Sciences, Samsun, Turkey

Published 2022-06-25


  • Fiziksel Aktivite, Öfke Ifade Tarzı, Sağlık Çalışanları
  • Physical Activity, Anger Expression Style, Healthcare Professionals

How to Cite

AKSOY, Y., & SARIYILDIZ, A. Y. (2022). The effects of physical activity on anger expression style in healthcare professionals. Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 10(2), 716–723. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v10i2.2067


Individuals engage in physical activity to protect their health and meet the conditions for a healthy life. According to the Turkish Language Association, anger is an aggressive response to frustration, hurt or inhibition, rage, fury and wrath. Although the resulting situation differs from person to person, it can vary from the simplest to the most intense anger. For this reason, anger is evaluated according to how it is expressed. It varies from person to person, which can be stated as anger in, anger out and anger control. Healthcare professionals work in stressed environments as a result of the work they do. They are also exposed to anger and violence from time to time. They manage their anger expression styles due to caring for human life. This study examines the effects of physical activity on anger expression styles in healthcare professionals. According to the results of the study, it was found that male healthcare professionals had higher anger expression styles when compared with female healthcare professionals. It was also found that healthcare professionals who were not engaged in sports had higher anger levels and expression styles. Another result was the higher anger and expression styles of healthcare professionals who smoked and used alcohol. According to the results of the study, healthcare professionals’ anger control styles which result from their characteristics, can be balanced with the training given to them. Decreasing cigarette and alcohol use will be important in balancing anger styles. In order to balance the anger expression styles of healthcare professionals, sports fields can be created where they can do physical activity.


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