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. 4, December

Comparing Perceived Sex Role Orientations of the Ideal Male and Female Athlete to the Ideal Male and Female Person
Sports are pervasive in our society. We are all affected by them in some way throughout our lives. Companies have increasingly turned to sports and athletes as a means of promoting their products, children are often encouraged to excel in sports as a...
Facility Familiarity and the Home Advantage
The home advantage in sports has been widely documented; see Edwards and Archambault, 1989; Courneya and Carron, 1992; for comprehensive reviews of the literature. Plausible explanations of the home advantage have been offered through frustration-aggression...
Precompetitive Preparations in Professional Hockey
Sport at the professional level may be stressful intense, emotional, and physically demanding on the players. Coaches and players are constantly searching for new ideas and strategies that are effective in generating optimal readiness in every sense....
Relationship of Sport Participation to Sex Role Orientation and Attitudes toward Women among High School Males and Females
Numerous studies have compared personality characteristics of male athletes to those of male nonathletes in order to investigate the overall socialization effects of sport participation. One line of research has compared sex role orientations and attitudes...
Stress, Burnout, and Intention to Terminate among Umpires
Investigators have studied stress and burnout, and the relationship between these experiences, for a number of occupations, including teachers (Kyriacou, 1987), counselors (Jupp & Shaul, 1991), child care workers (Boyd & Pasley, 1989), nurses...
The Influence of Committee Functioning on the Organizational Commitment of Volunteer Administrators in Sport
In many countries the delivery of sporting programs, activities and events to the community is largely reliant upon the willingness of individuals to volunteer their time and energy. Simultaneously, volunteers experience a range of personal benefits...