Journal of Sport Behavior

This journal focuses on the sociological, psychological and anthropological and their applications to the science of sport.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, March

Achievement Goals, Thoughts about Intense Physical Activity, and Exerted Effort: A Mediational Analysis
Achievement behavior is defined as exerted effort or behavioral intensity, persistence of such effort, choice of actions (e.g., choosing task difficulty level), and performance-based outcomes (Ames, 1992; Dweck, 1986; Nicholls, 1984a; Roberts, 1992)....
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An Exploratory Examination of the Effects of Coaches' Pre-Game Speeches on Athletes' Perceptions of Self-Efficacy and Emotion
Throughout all team sports, players are gathered together to hear their coach's final thoughts immediately prior to the start of a game. These speeches often contain information about opponents, reminders of team strategy, and may also include arousing...
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Parents Behaving Badly? the Relationship between the Sportsmanship Behaviors of Adults and Athletes in Youth Basketball Games
Sport can be an important and healthy component of youth development. In fact, based on participation statistics, youth sport appears to be one of the most important activities in a child's life (Brustad, 1993; Gould, 1987). It is also frequently suggested...
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Sources of Acute Stress among Chinese College Athletes as a Function of Gender and Skill Level
Acute stress is typically defined as a situation or event that suddenly occurs and is perceived by an individual as unpleasant or undesirable (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). According to Lazarus and Folkman, common features of stressors are taxing one's...
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Sport-Related Identities and the "Toxic Jock"
Recognition is growing that engagement with sport is a multidimensional experience and should be measured as such (e.g., Lantz & Schroeder, 1999). Although several researchers (Barber, Eccles, & Stone, 2001; Miller, Melnick, Barnes, Farrell,...
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Testing the Team Identification-Social Psychological Health Model: Examining Non-Marquee Sports, Seasonal Differences, and Multiple Teams
Within the last decade or so, the field of psychology has begun to experience a paradigm shift. This new vision, referred to as positive psychology, reflects the belief that the field of psychology has devoted too much empirical and theoretical effort...
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The Sports Inventory for Pain: Empirical and Confirmatory Factorial Validity
The response of an athlete to injury has received much attention from the sport research community. For example, in the past few years, most if not all of the sport psychology textbooks have devoted an entire chapter or more to the psychology of sports...
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