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. 3, September

Exploration of the Relationship between Exercise Behavior and Exercise Identity
Regular exercise continues to be an important aspect of contemporary health and life-style promotion efforts. Numerous potential benefits from participation in exercise have been documented and yet, research continues to show that only 15% to 25% of...
Playing Position and Psychological Skill in American Football
Research dealing with the relationship between psychological characteristics of athletes and athletic performance continues to be an important area of study for sport psychologists. A few of the questions that have been addressed by researchers include:...
Psychological Factors Associated with Alcohol Use by High School Athletes
The most widely used and abused recreational drug by athletes is alcohol (Gay, Minelli, Tripp, & Keilitz, 1990; Overman & Terry, 1991). Studies have examined the frequency and intensity of alcohol use by athletes (Anderson, Albrecht, Hough, &...
Self-Evaluation Compared to Coaches' Evaluation of Athletes Competitive Orientation
Competitiveness is considered by some coaches to be one of the most desirable traits that an athlete can possess. Athletes high in competitiveness are thought to be tenacious in pursuit of excellence. It is not surprising, therefore, that many coaches...
Structural Charting and Perceptions of Momentum in Intercollegiate Volleyball
Because momentum is an abstract phenomenon, a uniform definition has yet to be developed. Many researchers, however, have various descriptions of this elusive construct. Iso-Ahola and Mobily (1980) developed one of the earliest and most widely cited...
The Decline of the .400 Hitter: An Explanation and a Test
Stephen Jay Gould (1986), an evolutionary biologist, studies the evolution of systems. That is, he studies the nature of variation and change in various phenomena. One of the "systems" he studies is baseball. He addresses the query, "What has happened...
Utility of Team Indices for Predicting End of Season Ranking in Two National Polls
The number of college basketball games aired on network television has risen dramatically in recent years. According to recent National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) estimates, one-half million paid applicants competed through a lottery format...