Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, June

An Evaluation Strategy for Coach Education Programs
High levels of youth participation in amateur sport (Sport Canada, 1994; Weiss & Gould, 1986) and the increasing role of amateur coaches in youth development (Ross, Dotson, Gilbert, & Katz, 1985; Telama, 1982; Trudel, Cote, & Bernard, 1996),...
Coach-Athlete Compatibility and Athlete's Perception of Coaching Behaviors
Considering the importance of the coach in determining the quality and success of an athlete's sport experience, surprisingly little research exists that identifies optimal coaching behaviors and factors that influence the effectiveness of particular...
Cognitive-Affective and Behavioral Correlates of Self-Schemata in Sport
Cognition is recognized as playing an integral role in motivation and the regulation of sport behavior (Roberts, 1992). A well established theoretical approach, emanating from the social cognition literature (see Fiske & Taylor, 1984), yet relatively...
Collegiate Coaches: An Examination of Motivational Style and Its Relationship to Decision Making and Personality
Not a great deal is known about psychological characteristics of NCAA, Division I and II coaches. Most of the knowledge related to motivation, personality and behavior of college coaches is gleaned from observation and anecdotal evidence. Because Division...
Direction of Travel and Visiting Team Athletic Performance: Support for a Circadian Dysrhythmia Hypothesis
Previous research (i.e., Courneya & Carron, 1991; Pace & Carron, 1992; Pickens, 1994; Pollard, 1986; Schwartz & Barsky, 1977; Varca, 1980) has demonstrated that athletic teams playing at home have a slight advantage over teams playing away...
In Memoriam
TREVOR WILLIAMS 1947-1998 Trevor Williams was born in England and received his initial teacher education at St. John's College, York, a constituent college of Leeds University Institute Of Education. From 1970-73, he taught physical education in...
Personal Empowerment through Sport and Physical Fitness Activity: Perspectives from Male College Students with Physical and Sensory Disabilities
As a result of socialization experiences and restricted life chances, individuals with disabilities may have difficulty perceiving themselves as competent and effective members of society (Phillips, 1985; Sherrill, 1986, 1997). Often lacking the employment...
Re-Examining Coping among Basketball Referees Following Stressful Events: Implications for Coping Interventions
Acute (short term) stress occurs in response to a person's sudden exposure to stimuli or events that are perceived as unpleasant or challenging (Anshel, 1990, 1996; Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). Acute stress often experienced in competitive sport include...
Relationship of Coach and Player Behaviors during Practice to Team Performance in High School Girls' Basketball
One fairly well-developed line of research in the comparatively new field of sport pedagogy is that concerned with how physical education teachers and their students spend their time during lessons (Metzler, 1989). Early research of this type involved...
The Barcelona Olympics and the Perception of Foreign Nations: A Panel Study of Japanese University Students
According to the Olympic Charter, the aim of the Olympic Games is to deepen understanding and friendship among nations and to being peace to the world (cf. Heinila, 1985). And yet the Olympics also present an arena of fierce competition for medals...
The Influence of Parent-Coaches on Participant Motivation and Competitive Anxiety in Youth Sport Participants
The rosters of youth sport teams are filled with the names of millions of young participants. As these rosters are perused, it is not uncommon to find that one player and the coach share the same last name and much more. Most youth sport programs are...