This study was designed to determine the relationship between input factors and social support mechanism toward catharsis predictors among student athletes. The sample comprised student athletes of hard touching sports, namely football, hockey and rugby (N=311) from two national sports schools (NSS). The main result shows that social support from family, friends and coach are able to control the teenage behaviors in sports. Besides, a continuous relationship induced between social support and input factors could influence teenagers' psychological development and social ability. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Shariff, A. R. M., & Mustapha, R. (2010). Social support mechanism and input factors on catharsis predictors in sport. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 7, pp. 588–591). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.079