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. 2, June

A Comparison of Physiological and Psychological Indicators in the Evaluation of the Work Capacity of Snowboarders
Individuals do not always perceive physical task demands similarly in that a given level of physical exertion may be tolerable for some but may seem excessive to others. Furthermore, effort appraisals can be instrumental in affecting decisions made...
Identity Structure, Role Discrepancy and Psychological Adjustment in Male College Student-Athletes
Elite college student-athletes must by default hold both a student and an athlete role. Because both roles are enacted in the college environment, they may compete for temporal (i.e., competing or conflicting time demands) and psychological resources,...
Influences of Perfectionism on Motor Performance, Affect, and Causal Attributions in Response to Critical Information Feedback
Perfectionism is formally defined as "the setting of excessively high standards of performance in conjunction with a tendency to make overly critical self-evaluations" (Frost, Marten, Lahart, & Rosenblate, 1990, p. 450). It is a trait (dispositional,...
The Benefits of and Barriers to Strength Training among College-Age Women
The American College of Sports Medicine (2000) recently highlighted the importance of strength training, along with aerobic and flexibility exercises, as key elements to a "well-rounded training program" for healthy adults. Interestingly, gender differences...
The Effectiveness of a Self-Efficacy Intervention for Helping Adolescents Cope with Sport-Competition Loss
Winning and losing are fundamental outcomes faced by adolescents not only in the sporting arena but also within a competitive modern society. There is evidence that losing in competitive sport can instigate a decline in positive affect among adult...
Visual Cues and Information Used to Anticipate Tennis Ball Shot and Placement
In sports where motor responses produced by athletes have inherent time constraints, the types of visual information athletes perceive or use may have a strong influence on their performance. Successfully returning a tennis serve or blocking a penalty...