Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, September

A Qualitative Analysis of How the Timing of the Onset of Sports Injuries Influences Athlete Reactions
Athletes respond to the injury experience in very different ways (Brewer, 1994; Brewer, 2001; Flint, 1998; Smith, Scott, O'Fallon, & Young, 1990). Many studies have shown that injured athletes report negative emotions following the onset of a sport...
Blood, Sweat, and Jeers: The Impact of the Media's Heterosexist Portrayals on Perceptions of Male and Female Athletes
Although the seminal passage of Title IX and the rise of professional women's sporting leagues have begun to propel female athletes into mainstream culture, there is still a ubiquitous yet tacit stigma surrounding issues of lesbianism in women's sport....
Competition and Intrinsic Motivation in Physical Activity: A Comparison of Two Groups
Competition exists both within sporting environments and in other life domains. Of particular interest to sport psychologists and researchers is how competition relates to variables such as motivation and adherence. One specific theoretical perspective...
Field Dependence-Independence and Sports with a Preponderance of Closed or Open Skill
According to Witkin's field dependence-independence theory, the tendency to rely on oneself or the field as the primary referent for behavior is field dependence-independence (Witkin & Goodenough, 1977). People who have a tendency to rely on self...
Social Physique Anxiety, Body Dissatisfaction, and Self-Esteem in College Females of Differing Exercise Frequency, Perceived Weight Discrepancy, and Race
Social physique anxiety (SPA; Hart Leafy, & Rejeski, 1989) may reduce exercise motivation (Eklund & Crawford, 1994; McAuley, Bane, & Mihalko, 1995) and has been associated with both low (Lantz, Hardy, & Ainsworth, 1997) and excessive...
The Effect of Sport Setting on Fan Attendance Motivation: The Case of Minor League vs. Collegiate Baseball
A significant amount of prior research in sport marketing has explored the area of fan motivation. This research has addressed topics such as self-esteem as a motivator of fanship (Branscombe & Wann, 1991). Cialdini's seminal work on self-esteem...