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. 3, September

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Measurement of Mental Imagery Skills in Athletes
Mental imagery, or the capacity to represent in the mind experiences of things that are not physically present (Matlin, 1989), is attracting increased attention from sports psychologists, coaches and athletes. For example, Murphy, Jowdy & Durtschi...
Differences in Motivation for Sport and Exercise and Their Relations with Participation and Mental Health
Despite its theoretical and applied significance, research on why people participate in sport and exercise (participation motivation) has a relatively brief history (Alderman & Wood, 1976; Sapp & Haubenstricker, 1978; Gill, Gross, & Huddleston,...
Normative Rules among Umpires: The "Phantom Tag" at Second Base
Investigators have examined a number of factors that appear to influence the judgments of sport officials. For example, Ansorge, Scheer, Laub, and Howard (1978) have demonstrated that judges' ratings of gymnasts can be influenced by the order of the...
Parent and Sport Socialization: Views from the Achievement Literature
In spite of the rapidly growing literature on children's motivation and achievement in sport (e.g., Duda, 1987; Gould & Horn, 1984), the origins of individual differences in sport orientation are poorly understood. Although researchers have examined...
Psychological Momentum in Team Sports
During the past decade a number of researchers have attempted to empirically investigate psychological momentum in sports. Psychological momentum is operationally defined in the research as the added advantage obtained when initial success in an athletic...