Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, June

A Test of the Trans-Contextual Model of Motivation in Greek High School Pupils
Research evidence has documented the positive effect of regular vigorous physical activity on the physical (Gilliam & MacConnie, 1985) and mental health (Callas & Taylor, 1994) of young people. However, there is also considerable body of research...
Background Anger in Youth Sport: A Perfect Storm?
For many youth, sport and family life work together to promote positive development, but for some the influence of parents in youth sport may be less than positive. In addition to fights involving youth sport parents, coaches, and officials that have...
Gender Effects in the Assessment of Technical Fouls among High School Basketball Officials and Collegiate Proxies
Poor officiating has consequences for both the participants and officials of sports. Whereas participants may be placed at a disadvantage due to an inaccurate call, officials often suffer an emotional backlash. Indeed, a significant amount of negative...
Relationship between Coaches' Use of Behavior Alteration Techniques and Verbal Aggression on Athletes' Motivation and Affect
How coaches communicate with their players is similar to how teachers communicate with their students. Beyond training and encouraging their teams to win games, Turman and Schrodt (2004) stated that "instilling an appreciation for organized team activities,...
Self-Monitoring and Selected Measures of Aerobic and Strength Fitness and Short-Term Exercise Attendence
While many individuals tend to acknowledge the benefits of exercise and initiate fitness programs, relatively few people persist at their exercise regimen. Approximately 60-70% of adults who begin an exercise program will quit within 6-9 months, despite...
The Influence of Gender-Role Socialization, Media Use and Sports Participation on Perceptions of Gender-Appropriate Sports
Although the experiences of millions of girls and women in the United States indicate the contrary, research demonstrates that media consistently, and across all platforms, present sports as the purview of men (Duncan & Sayaovong, 1990; Hardin,...
Using Motor Imagery to Learn Tactical Movements in Basketball
Motor imagery (MI) is a dynamic state during which an action is mentally simulated without any body movement. This technique is a multi-sensorial experience as images can include visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic components. Two of the principle...