Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, March

An Examination of Eating Disorder Profiles in Student Obligatory and Non-Obligatory Exercisers
Anne Crawford-Wright [**] Much research has targeted the relationship between eating disorders and obligatory exercise in elite sport populations, but little has been done in the area of student populations. The aim of this study, therefore, was...
An Exploratory Investigation of the Perceptions of Anxiety among Basketball Officials before, during, and after the Contest
An exploratory investigation of 25 basketball officials' perceptions of trait anxiety, and state anxiety before, during (half time), and after a basketball game was conducted. Twenty-five male high school and college basketball officials were administered...
Athletes' Perceptions of the Home Advantage: An Investigation of Perceived Causal Factors
Although the home advantage in sport competitions has been consistently documented in over twenty years of research, factors that contribute to the home advantage have seldom been investigated. Courneya and Carron (1992) have proposed a framework for...
Cognitive Style in Adolescent Athletes
Cognitive style is a stable, relatively permanent disposition that reflects a person 's preferences for receiving, processing, and responding to external input. Presently, no psychological instrument exists that ascertains the cognitive style of competitive...
Does Aerobic Exercise Really Enhance Self-Esteem in Children? A Prospective Evaluation in 3rd - 5th Graders
Despite the assumption that aerobic exercise has been empirically linked to high self-esteem in children, little research has been done in the area. The purpose of the present study was to examine the link between aerobic exercise, and both self-esteem...
Group Influences on Eating and Dieting Behaviors in Male and Female Varsity Athletes
The purpose of the study was to identify the influence of the group (i.e., teammates) on an individual member's eating and dieting behaviors. Participants--62 female (M age = 20.56, SD = 1.48) and 69 male (M = 21.43. SD = 2.76) varsity athletes--completed...
Pain Coping Styles of Ballet Performers
Although ballet is considered a major division of the performing arts, ballet dancers and athletes experience similar levels of physical and mental stress during training and performances (Heil, 1993; Tajet-Foxell & Rose, 1995). Although the high...
The Importance of Analyzing Position-Specific Self-Efficacy
The purposes of this study were to assess perceptions of position-specific and cross-skill self-efficacy in a team sport and to assess the effect of competition level on skill-specific self-efficacy. Data were collected from 110 British amateur players...