Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, September

Investigating Leadership, Gender, and Coaching Level Using the Revised Leadership for Sport Scale
Research often investigates the leadership styles of coaches (Chelladurai, 1978; Chelladurai & Carron, 1978; Fry, Kerr, & Lee, 1986; Offermann & Bell, 1992). These investigations look at personalities, behaviors, and other related variables...
Location Variations in Professional Football
"H.L. Mencken's average Boobus Americanus is a wild-eyed, cheering sports junkie. He is the 10th man at Dodger Stadium (Baseball), the 12th man at the Coliseum (Football), the 6th at the Forum (Basketball & Hockey). He is the home-field advantage...
Predicting Exercise Behavior Using Components of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Changes
Regular physical activity involvement is associated with the reduction of risk for several chronic disease conditions and the achievement of a number of physiological and psychological benefits (Blair, Wells, Weathers, & Paffenbarger, 1994; U.S....
Some Economic Considerations of Professional Team Sports
The economics of professional sports is fascinating to both the general public and the sport scientist (Kahn, 1992; Scully, 1989). Although sometimes confusing, arcane, and not completely comprehended, it is generally of interest. Whether one is talking...
THe Effect of Winning and Losing on Female Interactive and Coactive Team Cohesion
Observers of sport often wonder how a team which has been so successful one year could, with essentially the same personnel, fail to repeat that success the following season. Conversely, how might a team whose members appear to be less talented, defy...
The Effects of Environmental Color
Many people (industrial psychologists in particular) suggest that the quality of the environment can have a direct impact on human behavior. In conjunction with this belief, it has been suggested that the appropriate use of color can enhance the overall...
The Effects of Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, and Audience Presence on Soccer Penalty Shot Performance
The research literature reflects a multidimensional approach to the study of personality and sport performance. As one of the most popular issues in sport psychology, it has been examined extensively over the past three decades. Personality inquiry has...
The Graduate Assistant Coach: Role Conflicts in the Making
The Graduate Assistant Coach (GAC) has long occupied a significant position in the organization of intercollegiate athletics. Since the status was created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1976, the experience gained while serving...
The Notre Dame Bengal Bouts: Symbolic Immortality through Sport
For fans adulation is timeless. (PBS 1988). In their seminal work, Immortalizing the Self Through Sport, Schmitt and Leonard (1986) use the potentially fruitful but oft neglected concept: the postself - to examine the processes through which individuals...
The Relative Effect of a Group and Group/individualized Program on State Anxiety and State Self-Confidence
One concern of coaches is that athletes will be over or under aroused for practices and games. The inverted-U hypothesis suggests that performance is best at an optimal level of arousal, and that performance progressively declines as arousal increases...