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. 4, December

An Empirical Test of Taylor and Demick's Multidimensional Model of Momentum in Sport
The purpose of this study was to empirically examine the first three stages of Taylor and Demick's (1994) multidimensional model of momentum in sport. Specifically, this investigation examined stage two which predicts that a precipitating momentum...
Concurrent Validity of the Revised Anxiety Rating Scale
The Anxiety Rating Scale (ARS) is a shortened version of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory - 2 (CSAI-2). Subsequent use of the ARS led to the suggestion that minor modifications in the ARS might enhance the concurrent validity of the instrument....
Construct Validity of the Anxiety Rating Scale-2 with Individual Sport Athletes
The Anxiety Rating Scale-2 (ARS-2) is a shortened version of the Competitive State Anxiety lnventory-2 (CSA 1-2) that has recently displayed greater concurrent validity than the initial Anxiety Rating Scale (Cox & Robb, 1999). It was the purpose...
Development of an Instrument to Assess Jump-Shooting Form in Basketball
Based on expert opinion an instrument detailing the form of the jump shot was developed Intramural male college basketball players (n = 32) performed three jump shots each at 13 ft and 20 ft from the basket. Four raters independently rated the jump...
Development of the Power in Sport Questionnaire
Sport officials, coaches, and players possess power to the extent that they have the ability to influence or change the attitudes or behaviors of others. French and Raven (1959) identified five different sources of interpersonal power that have relevance...
Gender Comparisons of Preferred Coaching Behaviors in Australian Sports
This study investigated the preferred coaching behaviors of athletes from three distinct Australian sporting contexts (single-gender male, single-gender female, dual-gender male and female), and discussed the significance of the findings in relation...
The Benefits to Sport Achievement When a Multiple Goal Orientation Is Emphasized
A substantial amount of evidence in sport research has indicated that a focus on mastery goals is more beneficial to long-term achievement than a emphasis on competitive goals. More recent evidence, however, has indicated that a focus on both mastery...
The Influences of Peer and University Culture on Female Student Athletes' Perceptions of Career Termination, Professionalization, and Social Isolation
Research about student athletes in higher education has often addressed how sport participation affects academic commitment. In the 1980s, studies shifted the focus from identifying categorical variables of success to investigating the social processes...