Journal of Sport Behavior Vol. 37, No. 2, June 2014

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Publisher: Psychology Department, University of South Alabama

Publisher: Psychology Department, University of South Alabama

A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Coach Behavior Scale for Sport
The coaching process in sport is in part defined by the outcomes which the athlete participants accrue. Although the most obvious of these outcomes may be team or individual performance, it is also recognized that coaching may affect a variety of psychological…

African American Mothers, Adolescent Girls and the Value of Sport and Physical Activity: Navigating the Cultural Conundrum
Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (2007a) reported that 34% of U.S. adults aged 20 and older are obese; however, adults are not the only population with disconcerting rates of obesity. In 2003-2004, 17% of U.S. adolescents aged…

Application of the Motivation Scale for Disability Sport Consumption: An Examination of Intended Future Consumption Behavior of Collegiate Wheelchair Basketball Spectators
Miles Thompson, head coach of the University of Alabama wheelchair basketball team, stated that “the biggest reason we don’t have enough [collegiate wheelchair basketball] teams are budgetary constraints” (personal communication, April 2, 2011). While…

Exercise Identity: Healthy and Unhealthy Outcomes in a Population-Based Study of Young Adults
Identity refers to one’s classification within a social category, and the specific roles that are associated with the respective group membership (Stets & Burke, 2000). Social roles guide behaviors in line with prominent identities, which then…

Health-Related Fitness of Undergraduate Kinesiology Students
Overweight and obesity is a nation-wide epidemic associated with a variety of serious health implications that are consistent across all sociodemographic groups (Wang & Beydoun, 2007). Recent data indicate that over two-thirds of adults and one-third…

Regular Exercise Adoption: Psychosocial Factors Influencing College Students
Engaging in a regular physical activity routine is more important considering the well-documented benefits and rising obesity rates (Center for Disease Control [CDC], 2007). The CDC reported that 59.0% of males and females (aged 18 to 24) engaged in…

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