Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, June

A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of the Factorial Invariance of the Competitive Aggressiveness and Anger Scale
The Competitive Aggressiveness and Anger Scale (CAAS; Maxwell & Moores, 2007a) was originally developed as a 12-item sliort-scale designed to measure factors (e.g., anger and aggressiveness) thought to precede aggressive sport behavior It is important...
Antecedents and Consequences of Parasocial Interaction with Sport Athletes and Identification with Sport Teams
In today's society sport celebrities can play roles traditionally assumed by wartime and folk heroes. Sports figures in our modern media era are broadly regarded as acceptable role models for many young people. Many TV viewers follow their favorite...
Developmental Trends in Athletic Identity: A Two-Part Retrospective Study
Identity, as defined by Erik Erikson (1968), is a process that unites personality and connects the individual to the social world. Theory on identity development has led to research on how identity changes over time (Erikson; Josselson, 1987; Marcia,...
Fanship and Fandom: Comparisons between Sport and Non-Sport Fans
The present studies assess similarities and differences between sport fans and other types of fans in terms of identification with the fan interest (fanship), identification with other fans (fandom), entitativity, and collective happiness. In Study...
Predicting Subjective Athletic Performance from Psychological Skills after Controlling for Sex and Sport
The sport psychology literature is replete with research that attempts to show a predictive relationship between some sort of psychological variable and athletic performance (Cox, 2007). Initial efforts to predict performance focused upon the relationship...
Understanding College Sport Fans' Experiences of and Attempts to Cope with Shame
Almost all sport fans have experienced feelings of embarrassment or shame related to a favorite team. A blowout loss to an archrival, a devastating loss in a conference tournament to a lower seeded opponent, academic suspensions for star players, or...