Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, September

College Students' Implicit Theories of Ability in Sports: Race and Gender Differences
This study examined gender and race differences in implicit theories of ability in sports. Results indicated that both African Americans and European Americans were more likely to express an incremental rather than an entity theory. European Americans...
Development of the Student-Athlete Experiences Inventory
The Student-Athlete Experiences Inventory (SAEI) and the Student-Athlete Gains Inventory (SAGI) were administered to 217 student-athletes. An exploratory factor analyses (EFA) on the 65-item SAEI resulted in a reduced inventory of 39-items and three...
Intra-Individual Variability in State Anxiety and Self-Confidence in Elite Golfers
Precompetition anxiety levels are assumed to moderate athletic performance. Unfortunately, cross-sectional and nomothetic research designs have often shown non-significant findings; intra-individual variability may be a contributing factor. The extent...
The Effectiveness of a Brief Cognitive Intervention to Help Athletes Cope with Competition Loss
This study evaluated the affective consequence of losing in a sport competition and the effectiveness of a brief coping intervention in minimizing decreases in positive affect associated with competition loss. A total of 68 female field hockey players,...
The Relationship between Self-Confidence, Mood State, and Anxiety among Collegiate Tennis Players
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-confidence, anxiety, and mood states in collegiate tennis players. The Competitive State Anxiety Inventory--2 (CSAI-2) and the Profile of Mood States (POMS) were utilized based...
Weight Pressures and Social Physique Anxiety among Collegiate Synchronized Skaters
The purposes of this project were to examine; (a) weight and physical appearance pressures experienced by collegiate synchronized skaters and (b) levels of social physique anxiety among collegiate synchronized skaters. Eighty-six collegiate synchronized...