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. 1, March

Assaults on Basketball Referees: A Statewide Survey
A report in the sports officials' magazine Referee (Coach Gets Five Years for Ref Beating, 1995) described the legal case of Charles Taylor, a youth basketball coach. During a tournament game for 6th grade boys, Taylor assaulted referee Charles Murray,...
Bibliography on the Profile of Mood States in Sport and Exercise Psychology Research, 1971-1998
BASEBALL Friend, J., & LeUnes, A. (1990). Predicting baseball player performance. Journal of Sport Behavior, 13, 73-86. BASKETBALL Craighead, D., Privette, G., Vallianos, F., & Byrkit, D. (1986). Personality characteristics of basketball players,...
Development of a CSAI-2 Short Form for Assessing Competitive State Anxiety during and Immediately Prior to Competition
The literature surrounding the study of the relationship between sports performance and anxiety has relied primarily upon precompetitive measures of anxiety as opposed to actual measures of anxiety taken during competition. Recent exceptions to this...
Perceived Importance of Outcome as a Contributing Factor in Competitive State Anxiety
Literally hundreds of studies have investigated a broad range of anxiety related issues in sport. Despite the many competition anxiety related studies, few studies have examined possible causes of competitive anxiety in sport in detail. Underlying Causes...
Phenomenological Meanings of Martial Arts Participation
Asian martial arts are defined historically as emancipatory (Halbrooks, 1974), religious (Reid & Croucher, 1983, Chap. 4), and/or military praxes (Carr, 1993; Draeger, 1973). Modern definitions of martial arts emphasize either psychological maturation...
Psychosocial Factors as Predictors of Ballet Injuries: Interactive Effects of Life Stress and Social Support
Like athletes in competitive sports, ballet dancers are an "athletic" population that performs in a highly demanding environment and that is at high risk for physical injury. Because the physical and psychological skills required for success in this...
Specification of the Home Advantage: The Case of the World Series
Athletic teams at the local, state, regional, and national levels mobilize the community - its loyalty, pride, and identification. Sport teams can serve as "collective representations" of larger social groups (Snyder and Spreitzer, 1983, p. 113) and...
Superstitious Behavior in Sport: Levels of Effectiveness and Determinants of Use in Three Collegiate Sports
From professional athletic organizations to the local little league team, the use of superstitious behavior in sport is evident from numerous TV and newspaper reports covering athletics. These rituals can come in the form of ice baths before a football...
The Effects of Changing Teams on the Performance of Major League Baseball Players
The present study examines the effects of changing teams on the performance of major league baseball players. As established in previous research on professional hockey players (White, McTeer & Vagi, 1991) and also in earlier work on professional...