Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, August

After the Fall: Reflections of Injured Classical Ballet Dancers
There is sizeable interest in the study of injury in physical activity from a psychological perspective by researchers, medical professionals and coaches. Researchers have found that athletes who are injured experience varying degrees of emotional disturbance...
Alternative Masculinity and Its Effects on Gender Relations in the Subculture of Skateboarding
With the recent movement in men's studies there has been a growing popularity of investigating different forms of masculinity and their consequences for men, their relationships with each other, and their relationships with women. According to Clatterbaugh...
Coping with Acute Stress among American and Australian Basketball Referees
Psychological stress typically occurs when the environment is appraised by an individual as taxing or exceeding personal resources (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). Whereas chronic stress consists of experiences that are perceived as threatening, harmful,...
Environmental Effects on the Ratings of Perceived Exertion in Males and Females
Subjective ratings of perceived exertion (RPE), based on the 15-graded category-scale by Borg (1970), have been used extensively to study subjective feelings of effort and exertion during various modes of physical exercise. Several reviews have shown...
Relationships among Performance Expectations, Anxiety, and Performance in Collegiate Volleyball Players
Previous studies have investigated the relationships among performance expectations, anxiety and athletic performance with varied results (e.g., Martens, Burton, Vealey, Bump, & Smith, 1990; Gould, Petlichkoff, & Weinberg, 1984; Krane & Williams,...