Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 3, September

Achievement Goal Orientations in Competition Dog Obedience Participants
A major area of research in sport psychology is what motivates participation in physical activity and sport; much of this work examines goal orientations. Goal orientation researchers compare the satisfaction derived from mastering a sport (task orientation)...
A Comparison of Test-Retest Reliabilities Using the Self-Talk Use Questionnaire
Self-talk can be thought of as a construct concerned with athletes' multidimensional sport related self-verbalizations, which seem to serve instructional and motivational functions (Hardy, Hall, & Hardy, in press). Although elite athletes and coaches...
Female Athletes' Perceptions of Head Coaches' Communication Competence
Communication plays a vital role in the world of athletics (Burke, 1997; Burke, 2005; Hardy, Burke, & Crace, In Press). In fact, Wang and Ramsey (1997) claim that the ability to communicate is one of the most critical skills in becoming a successful...
The Accuracy, Agreement and Coherence of Decision-Making in Rugby Union Officials
Inaccurate decision-making by game officials can change the course of a game, and may lead to significant financial implications for the clubs and hence alter the course of a player's career (Craven, 1999). In many professional team sports, referees...
The Effects of Team Identification and Game Outcome on Willingness to Consider Anonymous Acts of Hostile Agression
Recently, Wann and colleagues have conducted a series of studies examining the willingness of sport fans to consider engaging in anonymous acts of aggression and other illegal behaviors. In the first study (Wann, Peterson, Cothran, & Dykes, 1999),...
The Geography of Visitor Attendance at College Football Games
Most studies of sports attendance omit "geography" from the equation or toss in some geographic factor as a socio-demographic factor in a multivariate statistical model (e.g., Zhang, Pease, Hui, and Michaud, 1995; Pan, Gabert, and McGaugh, 1997). This...