Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 2, June

Basketball Free-Throw Performance: Practice Implications
According to many coaches, free-throw success is often the deciding factor in winning or losing a game (Palladino, 1980; Pim, 1986; Schuetzle, 1988; Schulze, 1981). Jenkins (1977) reported that in close contests the team that had the higher free throw...
Decision Style Choices of High School Basketball Coaches: The Effects of Situational and Coach Characteristics
Leadership defined as "the process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal setting and goal achievement" (Stogdill, 1950; p. 4) is one of the most important factors in determining the success and survival of groups and organizations....
The Effects of Goals on the Maintenance of Exercise Programs
The benefits of vigorous physical activity are well documented. These benefits include improvements in cardiovascular fitness (Paffenbarger, Hyde, Wing, & Hsieh, 1986), neuromuscular tension levels (deVries, 1987), improved diet and use of the medical...
The Effects of the Coaches' Use of Humor on Female Volleyball Players' Evaluation of Their Coaches
Humor has fascinated people since recorded history. Humor has been studied by scholars in a variety of fields such as psychology, biology, anthropology, and sociology (Vinton, 1989). Humorous effects have been studied in the workplace (Duncan, 1982;...
The Moderating Effects of Aerobic Fitness and Mental Training on Stress Reactivity
Introduction Stress is an ever present component of our lives. Factors such as the pace of current technology, economic instability, complexity of interpersonal relations, and the ever-growing crime rate have produced a society that must respond to...