Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, March

A Qualitative Analysis of the Types of Goals Athletes Set in Training and Competition
Studies have shown that athletes (e.g., youth, collegiate and Olympic level) report using goal setting to enhance their performance (Weinberg, Burke, & Jackson, 1997: Weinberg, Burton, Yukelson, & Weigand, 1993). Moreover, research has demonstrated...
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Coping Style and Susceptibility to Choking
Most athletes have experienced or can relate to choking under pressure in competitive sport. Some of the most experienced and talented athletes talk openly about choking. For example, tennis player Pete Sampras, the record holder for the most singles...
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Coping with Performance Worries among Youth Male Cricket Players
The manner in which children cope with stressors is an important factor that influences adaptive patterns of growth and development (Compas, 1987). One social arena where children may experience psychosocial stress is via participation in organized...
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Mood and Performance Relationships in Wakeboarding
It is commonly believed that psychological variables such as mood influence sport performance. Wakeboarding is a water skiing discipline comprising a pre-planned skill based routine lasting approximately 3 minutes. Quality of performance is judged...
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Preferred Leadership of NCAA Division I and II Intercollegiate Student-Athletes
What type of leadership behaviors do student-athletes prefer from their coaches? Do the characteristics of gender, competition level, or type of sport influence student-athlete behavior preferences? While these or similar questions are frequently discussed...
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The Relative Age Effect among Elite American Youth Soccer Players
Children are frequently grouped by age for school or sport activities in order to control for the effects of intellectual and physical development. However, even when groupings are limited to 1 -year categories, developmental differences can be great...
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The Sport Grid-Revised as a Measure of Felt Arousal and Cognitive Anxiety
Research suggests that the interaction between increased arousal and accompanying psychological mood have a combined effect upon behavior and performance (Edwards & Hardy, 1996; Hardy, 1996b; Hardy & Parfitt, 1991; Janelle, Singer, & Williams,...
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