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. 4, December

An Instrument for Recording Coaches' Comments and Instructions during Time-Outs
This paper presents an instrument for recording coaches' interactions with their players during time-outs in sports such as basketball, volleyball and ice hockey. The instrument consists of four major categories which have been deemed to account for...
Behavioral Assessment in Sport Psychology Consulting: Applications to Swimming and Basketball
A sport-specific behavioral checklist lists, for a particular sport, psychological skills to be used at practices and competitions that an athlete can easily check off in order to provide a quick, convenient, and yet reasonably thorough assessment...
Can Individualists Find Satisfaction Participating in Interactive Team Sports?
Male athletes from three interactive team sports were given the GEQ, a satisfaction measure, and the Individualism/Collectivism Scale. Coaches rated their athletes on coachability. Results suggested that extreme individualists were no less coachable...
Children's Perceptions of Parent Sport Involvement: It's Not How Much, but to What Degree That's Important
This study investigated children's perceptions of parental involvement level (i.e., quantitative amount from low to high) and involvement degree (i.e., qualitative aspect from too little to just right to too much). Contrary to current research and...
Endorsement of Masculine and Feminine Gender Roles: Differences between Participation in and Identification with the Athletic Role
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between identification with the athlete role and the endorsement of masculine and feminine gender role orientations. Four hundred and nine students at a small, Midwestern university completed...
Maybe There Were Giants, or at Least Outliers: On the .400 Batting Average Myth and the Absolute Limits of Hitting for Average in Major League Baseball
The demise of the .400 hitter has been postulated to actually be a sign of improved hitting in Major League Baseball. Gould (1996) believes that if hitters have improved, then the variance around annual mean batting averages must be systematically...
Rodeo Injuries: An Examination of Risk Factors
Rodeo without question is a de facto high collision sport with immense risks. In the roughstock events the incidence of injury at both the amateur and professional levels are exceptionally high. The purpose of this study was to identify some of the...
Social Physique Anxiety and Eating Disorder Correlates among Female Athletic and Nonathletic Populations
Leary and his colleagues (1994) have suggested that eating pathologies stem in part from self-presentational concerns involving the physique. Due to the demands of the sport, female divers may have strong physical self-presentational concerns and be...
Sources of Stress, Burnout, and Intention to Terminate among Basketball Referees
Questionnaires assessing sources of stress, burnout, and intention to terminate refereeing were returned by 721 of 1500 basketball referees (48%). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed five correlated sources of stress factors (Performance...
The Effects of Goal Orientation and Perceived Competence on Cognitive Interference during Tennis and Snooker Performance
The main purpose of this study was to explore the effects of goal orientation and perceived competence on cognitive interference during sport performance. The sample consisted of 182 snooker and tennis players. The Thought Occurrence Questionnaire...
The Use of Psychological Skills by Female Collegiate Swimmers
The majority of research on athletes' use of psychological skills for competition has been limited to imagery, self talk, and relaxation. Also lacking is information related to athletes' use of psychological skills within sport. The main purpose of...