Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, December

A Dimensional Investigation of the State Anxiety Inventory (SAI) in an Exercise Setting: Cognitive vs. Somatic
The anxiolytic effects of acute aerobic exercise have been widely reported (Bahrke & Morgan, 1978; Buckworth & Dishman, 2002; Landers & Arent, 2001; Morgan, 1979; Petruzzello, Landers, Hatfield, Kubitz, & Salazar, 199 l; Raglin, 1997)....
Examining the Team Identification of Football Fans at the High School Level
Although sport random is often stereotypically associated with negative behaviors such as poor interpersonal skills and aggressiveness (Warm, Melnick, Russell, & Pease, 2001), theorists have suggested that, because sport fandom provides social...
I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond
Michael Lewis's 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, told the story of how a young, Black man was rescued out of the Memphis ghetto by a rich, White family who helped him achieve his dreams to play in the NFL. After reading that book, one...
Marathon Performance as a Predictor of Competitiveness and Training in Men and Women
Gender differences in competitiveness have been frequently reported. In general, males are more likely than females to compete for status, whereas females are more likely to compete for attributions of attractiveness or sexual exclusiveness (Buss,...
The Development of Basking in Reflected Glory BIRGing) and Cutting off Reflected Failure (CORFing) Measures
The impression management process leads individuals to strategically associate themselves with successful others, even those they have minimal connections with, as a form of positive self-presentation (Cialdini & DeNicholas, 1989). Conversely,...
The Impact of Burnout on Work Outcomes among South Korean Physical Education Teachers
From the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, South Korea has remained greatly successful in international elite sports. Specifically, South Korea was ranked 4th place overall in Seoul (1988), 7th place in Barcelona (1992),...
You Don't Look like an Athlete: The Effects of Feminine Appearance on Audience Perceptions of Female Athletes and Women's Sports
Gender schema theory suggests that individuals learn the differences between the classifications of male and female from society and then adjust their behaviors to meet these expectations (McVee, Dunsmore, & Gavelek, 2005). Sport is a major sector...