Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, March

An Examination of Perfectionism and Self-Esteem in Intercollegiate Athletes
Perfectionism has been shown to have adaptive or maladaptive influences upon cognition, affect, and behavior (e.g., Davis, 1997; Frost, Heimberg, Holt, Mattia, & Neubauer, 1993; Hamachek, 1978; Terry-Short, Owens, Slade, & Dewey, 1995). In...
A Typology of Marathon Runners Based on Cluster Analysis of Motivations
It is not inherently obvious why anyone engages in marathon running, yet each year in the United States thousands participate in these events. An analysis of the costs of marathon participation reveals many factors that seem to pose serious obstacles...
Coaches and Cohesion: The Impact of Coaching Techniques on Team Cohesion in the Small Group Sport Setting
Matheson, Mathes, and Murray (1997) suggest athletes come and go, continually changing the makeup and quality of their teams. This causes many to wonder how a team could be successful one year and then become less successful the following year. Moreover,...
Do Coaches Know the Mental Skills of Their Athletes? Assessments from Volleyball and Track
Sport psychology consultants often work with athletes who are referred by coaches. This implies that the coaches have identified weaknesses in the mental skills of those athletes. But do coaches really have a good understanding of the mental skill...
Individual Differences, Perceived Control and Competitive Trait Anxiety
Interpretations of symptoms associated with multidimensional competitive anxiety experienced by athletes have received considerable attention in the recent sport psychology literature. 'Directional Perceptions' refer to the extent to which individuals...
Voices of Male Athletes on Drug Use, Drug Testing, and the Existing Order in Intercollegiate Athletics
Although contemporary media accounts and heightened attention from sport governing bodies might imply otherwise, drug use by competitive athletes is not a new phenomenon. For many centuries, athletes have sought advantage in their quest for victory....