Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, June

Aggressive Behaviors in Soccer as a Function of Competition Level and Time; a Field Study
Since the seventies, many studies have been conducted on the phenomenon of sports violence. The results of these studies have been inconsistent and conflicting, which may be explained by theoretical and methodological problems. That is, varying definitions...
Effects of Self-Administered Visuo-Motor Behavioral Rehearsal on Sport Performance of Collegiate Athletes
The provision of psychological skill training for athletes has become a widely accepted practice (Petrie & Diehl, 1995). Previews have led to optimistic conclusions about the potential for psychological skill training in sports (Feltz & Landers,...
Further Reliability and Validity of Data on the Sport Orientation Questionnaire
The Sport Orientation Questionnaire (SOQ) was developed as a sport-specific measure of individual differences in achievement orientation. Factor analysis of its 25 items yielded three subscales: competitiveness; win orientation; and goal orientation....
Game Theory and Professional Mixed-Strategy Models
Game theory is a branch of mathematics involving the creation and study of models of situations in which outcomes are interdependent on choices made by two or more actors. A game model requires the following elements: 1. Players. These are assumed to...
Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being among High School Seniors
The influence of leisure on psychological well-being has attracted much attention in recent years. Physical activity, one feature of leisure involvement, has captured the interests of sport scientists and many work settings have deliberately structured...
Psychological Profile of Rock Climbers: State and Trait Attributes
From the earliest recorded history, humans have climbed mountains. Greeks and Romans in the B.C. era climbed mountains primarily because they lay on important trade routes (Sweet, 1987). According to written accounts, the Incas were building altars and...
Studying the Psychological Impact of Exercise Deprivation: Are Experimental Studies Hopeless?
Understanding the physical and psychological consequences of deprivation from regular exercise, in committed exercisers, is an important issue because today exercise is a not only a personal but also a social striving. Researchers who venture in this...
Towards a Clearer Definition and Application of the Centrality Hypothesis in English Professional Association Football
Since Loy and McElvogue (1970), in developing the work of Grusky (1963) and Blalock (1962), originally proposed the concept of centrality as a way of determining the existence of racial discrimination in American sport, an examination of the phenomenon...
Type A/B Behavior Pattern and Athletic Participation: Attitudes and Actual Behavior
Despite the known positive effects that habitual participation in physical exercise has on both physical and psychological health (Bahrke & Morgan, 1978; Blumenthal, Williams, Needels, & Wallace, 1982; Folkins & Sime, 1981; Paffenberger,...