Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, September

A Qualitative Examination of Risk among Elite Adventure Racers
A substantial amount of research has addressed risk taking and sensation seeking in sport (Bernstein, 1996; Breivik, 1996; Johnsgard & Ogilvie, 1975; Levenson, 1990; Robinson, 1985; Rossi & Cereatti, 1993; Rudestam & Slanger, 1997; Straub,...
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Differences in Participation Motives of First-Time Marathon Finishers and Pre-Race Dropouts
Regular physical activity is associated with a variety of beneficial physiological and psychological outcomes (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2000). Despite these benefits, it is estimated that 60% of the US population does not engage...
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Examining the Relationships between Students' Implicit Theories of Ability, Goal Orientations and the Preferred Type of Augmented Feedback
Using a cognitive mediational paradigm (Doyle, 1977; Lee & Solmon, 1992) as a framework, the role of the teacher, rather than being a transmitter of information, is characterized as structuring the learning environment in such a way that individuals...
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Great Expectations: An Examination of the Differences between High and Low Expectancy Athletes' Perception of Coach Treatment
The self-fulfilling prophecy in a sport context is based on a coach's perception and expectations of the athlete. Thus, the prophecy asserts that a coach's expectations may influence athletes' cognitions and subsequent behavior. When the self-fulfilling...
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Motives and Regulatory Style Underlying Senior Athletes' Participation in Sport
Within the next three decades more than 70 million Americans will be older than 65, and the 85-and-older group will be the fastest growing segment. Although aging causes inevitable physical changes, it is during these later years that physical activity...
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Perceived Athletic Competence, Sociometric Status, and Loneliness in Elementary School Children
Loneliness has been characterized as an individual's "cognitive awareness of a deficiency in one's social and personal relationships ... [that is accompanied by] ensuing affective reactions of sadness, emptiness, or longing" (Asher & Paquette,...
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The Effects of Athletic Scholarships on Motivation in Sport
Research has shown that intrinsic motivation (IM) and extrinsic motivation (EM) are important concepts for understanding motivational processes in sport settings (Deci & Ryan, 2002; Vallerand & Rousseau, 2001). IM refers to "doing an activity...
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