Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, March

Children's Self-Esteem Related to School- and Sport-Specific Perceptions of Self and Others
Parents, through their caregiving behaviors, often serve as the most important social influences in their children's development (Grusec, 2002); however, little is known about their unique contribution to children's psychosocial development in sport....
Effects of Acute Bouts of Aerobic Exercise of Varied Intensity on Subjective Mood Experiences in Women of Different Age Groups across Time
In this investigation, the focus is upon the effects of an acute bout of aerobic exercise upon positive and negative affect as measured by McAuley and Courneya's (1994) exercise specific Subjective Exercise Experiences Scale (SEES). Other inventories...
Examining the Potential Causal Relationship between Sport Team Identification and Psychological Well-Being
A number of social scientists have proposed theoretical models suggesting that social support networks can serve as important buffers from anxiety, loneliness and the like, thereby assisting individuals in maintaining their psychological health (Cohen...
The Interaction of Goal Orientation and Stage of Change on Exercise Behavior in College Students
Previous research has conceptualized ideas of achievement motivation into task and ego orientations (Nicholls, 1989; Roberts, Treasure, & Balague, 1998). The composition of goal orientation influences individual motivation toward an activity as...
Type of Activity as a Function of Experiencing a Depressive or Happy Event
Depression is a serious disorder affecting 2 to 5 percent of the population (Kessler et al., 1994) and extracting a heavy toil on the health care system. Depressed individuals spend 1.5 times as much on health care as their nondepressed counterparts...