Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, June

Children and Running: Changes in Physical Fitness, Self-Efficacy, and Health Locus of Control
Using 124 children enrolled in fourth and fifth grade classes, psychological and physical effects of a consistent aerobic exercise program for children were evaluated. Classes were randomly assigned to either regular physical education or a program which...
Explanatory Style as a Predictor of Academic and Athletic Achievement in College Athletes
A longitudinal archival data collection paradigm was used to study the effects of explanatory style on academic and athletic achievement as predicted by the Reformulated Attributional Model of Learned Helplessness and Depression (RAM) and there is a...
Managerial Selection and Organizational Effectiveness in Professional Baseball: The Eighties
Prior research has established that the majority of managers in professional baseball between 1951 and 1980 had playing backgrounds associated with high interactive positions, and the group with the highest winning percentage was that with "no experience."...
Relationships between Life Stress and Performance in Sports: Much Theory, but Very Little Data
The present investigation examined relationships between figure skating performance and perceived stress from daily hassles and skating-specific stressors. Results from 13 young, female figure skaters showed that higher levels of dally stress, skating-specific...
Spectator Effect on Team Performance in College Basketball
A measles epidemic resulted in a quarantine that caused 11 North Atlantic Conference basketball games for two teams to be played in the absence of spectators. This allowed a rare opportunity to investigate possible crowd effects on game performance in...