Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, March

Comparing a Domain-Specific and Global Measure of Perfectionism in Competitive Female Figure Skaters
Theorists and researchers generally conceptualize the personality trait of perfectionism as a multidimensional construct (Frost, Marten, Lahart, & Rosenblate, 1990; Hewitt & Flea, 1991), with the core facet representing an individual's tendency...
Preliminary Development of the Weight Pressures in Sport Scale for Male Athletes
Although at lower rates than women, men do suffer from eating disorders. Lifetime prevalence rates for anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED), are 0.9%, 1.5%, and 3.5% among females, as compared to 0.3%, .5%, and...
Same-Sex and Mixed-Sex Sport Teams: How the Social Environment Relates to Sources of Social Support and Perceived Competence
While some men's and women's competitive sport teams practice separately and have separate coaching staffs (e.g., most basketball, hockey, and lacrosse teams), other men's and women's sport teams practice together and share coaches (e.g., many swimming,...
Sport Superstition: Mediation of Psychological Tension on Non-Professional Sportsmen's Superstitious Rituals
Superstitious rituals (SRs) are defined as "unusual, repetitive, rigid behavior that is perceived to have a positive effect by the actor, whereas in reality there is no causal link between the behavior and the outcome of an event" (Womack, 1992, p....
The Effect of Expletive Use and Team Gender Perceptions of Coaching Effectiveness
In February of 2009, Oklahoma State University's men's basketball coach Travis Ford was caught by a live television feed screaming expletives at one of his players (Associated Press, 2009). The media was flooded with coverage of the incident and incited...
Understanding Exercise Behaviour: Examining the Interaction of Exercise Motivation and Personality in Predicting Exercise Frequency
Exercise can not only improve one's physiological development, but can also promote psychological well-being. Participation in exercise dramatically improved the well-being of people suffering from chronic health conditions (Graham, Kremer and Wheeler,...