Journal of Sport Behavior

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

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 3, September

Female and Male Sport Fans: A Comparison of Sport Consumption Motives
Sport spectating represents a predominant form of leisure behavior in today's society. Large numbers of people attend sporting events and think of themselves as sport fans. Attendance figures reported in nationally syndicated newspapers indicated...
Psychological Response to Athletic Injury: Gender Differences
Research into the psychological dynamics of athletic injuries has become very popular within the sport psychology and athletic training literature (Brewer, 1998; Crossman, 2001; Pargman, 1999; Ray & Wiese-Bjornstal, 1999). One avenue of research...
Simultaneous Study of Individual and Group Correlations: An Application Example
Researchers in sport and exercise sciences often encounter hierarchical data structures (i.e., individual subjects are nested in groups, teams, classes, or schools). With hierarchically nested designs, researchers have traditionally analyzed the...
Sources of Expectancy Information among Assistant Coaches: The Influence of Performance and Psychological Cues
In the burgeoning world of intercollegiate athletic competition, there appears to be an increasing number of coaches hired to develop athletic programs and teams. This is particularly apparent for team sports where one to 12 coaches might serve...
Testing the Sport Commitment Model in the Context of Exercise and Fitness Participation
Psychological commitment has been suggested as one of the constructs that describes the attitudinal component of loyalty (Park & Kim, 2000; Prirchard, Howard, & Havitz, 1992), and predicts behavioral loyalty (Iwasaki & Havitz, 1998;...
The Influence of Competition Location on Athletes' Psychological States
The home advantage has been examined in sport contests for over 20 years. Results have consistently demonstrated that there tends to be a performance advantage associated with competing at home among major professional and collegiate leagues (Courneya...