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. 2, June

Affect Responses to Acute Bouts of Aerobic Exercise in Fit and Unfit Participants: An Examination of Opponent-Process Theory
For more than 30 years researchers have been touting the feel-better effects of aerobic exercise (e.g., Morgan, Roberts, & Feinerman, 1971; Thayer, Newman, & McClain, 1994; Yeung, 1996). To date, the mechanisms which underlie these positive...
An Exploratory Study of Athletic Identity among Elite Alpine Skiers with Physical Disabilities: Issues of Measurement and Design
Athletic identity is defined as the degree to which an individual identifies with the role of an athlete and will look to others for confirmation of that role (Brewer, Van Raatle, & Linder, 1993). However, the way in which individuals conceptualize...
A Temporary Decline in Home Advantage When Moving to a New Stadium
The home advantage in sport has been well documented in previous research, with a comprehensive review provided by Nevill and Holder (1999). One factor identified as contributing to the home advantage in sport is familiarity with the local playing...
Effects of Self-Instructions on Sport Performance
A number of studies have examined the value of psychological strategies in enhancing athletic performance. The studies have produced mixed evidence about the efficacy of popular methods such as goal-setting and visualizing good performance (Weinberg,...
Home Advantage in Soccer: Variations in Its Magnitude and a Literature Review of the Inter-Related Factors Associated with Its Existence
The existence of home advantage in competitive sport is well documented, although the precise causes are less well understood and the topic of much recent research. Courneya and Carron (1992), Nevill and Holder (1999) and Carron, Loughead and Bray...
The Nature of Athlete Leadership
Leadership has been assigned great importance in sport by athletes, coaches, and spectators (Chelladurai & Riemer, 1998). Despite the value placed on leadership, Riemer and Chelladurai (1995) noted that leadership research in sport has been sparse...