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. 3, September

An Examination of Sport Commitment of Windsurfers
Participation in leisure and recreational sports is an important part of many people's lives. Half of the United States population regularly participates in sports. The total revenue of the U.S. sport industry is $213 billion with $71.3 billion being...
Disappointment Theory and Disappointment among Baseball Fans
The Cleveland Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, when they beat the Boston Braves in 6 games. In the ensuing 60 years, their fans have experienced many disappointments. In 1954 the Indians dominated the American League, winning 111 games,...
Examining the Mediating Role of Strategy Use on Students' Motivation and Persistence/effort in Physical Education
School physical education programs have the potential to increase school children's physical activity levels and consequently serve as an important contributor in promoting public health (Sallis & McKenzie, 1991; Wallhead & Buckworth, 2004)....
Post-Exercise Affective Responses in Sedentary African American Females
African American females have a high prevalence of obesity (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2007a) and hypertension (National Center for Health Statistics, 2006). Unfortunately, the physical activity participation rates of African American females...
Talented Male Athletes: Exemplary Character or Questionable Characters?
The study of sport participation as a mechanism for positive development of youth and adolescents has centered upon the age-old debate over whether sport builds or reveals character. Examinations of sport in a developmental context have found support...
The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Satisfaction of College Tennis Players: A Test of the Leadership Behavior Congruency Hypothesis of the Multidimensional Model of Leadership
Most research on coaching effectiveness has assumed that coaches greatly influence athletes' performance and behavior, as well as their general psychological and emotional well-being (Chelladurai, 1990; 1993). The study of the role of the leader/coach...
The Relationships between Motivational Climate, Goal Orientations, Anxiety, and Self-Confidence among Swimmers
Many factors come into play when examining anxiety and self-confidence in sport. The antecedents of anxiety in sport have been studied extensively and evidence suggests that personal issues (e.g. aspirations, goals and expectations), environmental...