Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, June

Anxiety Reduction in Competitive Running as a Function of Success
Most of the work in the area of sports and anxiety has focused on the effects of stress on performance. Specifically, investigators have attended to the effects of precompetition anxiety on the athletic performance of young athletes. A few studies have...
Depictions of Female Athletes on Sports Illustrated Covers, 1957-1989
Research indicates that female sports is under-represented in the news media. In addition, when females appear in sports news, they are usually in stereotyped roles. This study examined the portrayals of females on the covers of Sports Illustrated for...
Determining Decision-Making Effectiveness Using NCAA Basketball Tournament Results
The present research evaluated and compared the decision-making effectiveness of an expert individual (TSN), two pooled groups of experts (AP, UPI), two formula-based approaches, and an ad hoc group of experts that made use of a formula (NCAA). The rankings...
Incentives for Exercise in Younger and Older Women
In order to increase adherence to exercise programs, it is necessary to understand whether reasons or incentives for exercise vary across age. According to the theory of personal investment motivation to exercise will be high if the exercise experience...
The Effect of Expertise on Peak Performance: The Case of Home-Field Advantage
Irving and Goldstein (1990) described home-field advantage as a territorial effect, noted that home-field advantage appeared to increase as the superiority of performance increased, and found home-field advantage to have a statistically significant relationship...