Psychology of Sport and Exercise Volume 13, Issue 6, November 2012

1. Editorial Board and publication information

Pages IFC

  Highlighted Articles
2. Quiet-eye training, perceived control and performing under pressure   Original Research Article

Pages 721-728
Greg Wood, Mark R. Wilson


► This study examined if quiet-eye (QE) training influences perceived control. ► Results showed QE training optimized aiming behavior and performance. ► QE training also improved perceptions of contingency, competence and control. ► Participants with high control beliefs were more likely to aim optimally. ► There is a relationship between control beliefs, anxiety and aiming behavior.

3. Emotion Regulation Questionnaire for use with athletes   Original Research Article

Pages 761-770
Mark A. Uphill, Andrew M. Lane, Marc V. Jones


► The validity of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) is explored among athletes. ► The ERQ assesses individuals’ use of reappraisal and suppression to manage emotion. ► Consistency, stability, factorial and predictive validity of the ERQ are examined. ► The validity of the ERQ is generally supported, but scores are unstable over time. ► The ERQ is a valid measure of athletes’useof reappraisal and suppression.

4. A meta-analytic reliability generalization of the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ)  Original Research Article

Pages 789-797
Daniel Schipke, Philipp Alexander Freund


► We conduct a reliability generalization study of the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ). ► Overall, all PSDQ subscales reveal good internal consistency (Cronbach’sα). ► Moderator analyses show that the reliability of certain subscales is affected by a number of factors.

5. A systematic review of the experience, occurrence, and controllability of flow states in elite sport   Review Article

Pages 807-819
Christian Swann, Richard J. Keegan, David Piggott, Lee Crust

6. Psychophysiological responses to sport-specific affective pictures: A study of morality and emotion in athletes  Original Research Article

Pages 840-848
Nicholas Stanger, Maria Kavussanu, Adrian Willoughby, Christopher Ring


► This study provides novel support for the emotion–morality relationship in sport. ► Moral disengagement and empathy were linked with emotions to unpleasant pictures. ► Moral variables appear to be more closely linked with valence measures of emotion. ► Viewing sport pictures can be a useful method to assess emotion in athletes.

  Sport Psychology
7. I act, therefore I am: Athletic identity and the health action process approach predict sport participation among individuals with acquired physical disabilities   Original Research Article

Pages 713-720
Marie-Josée Perrier, Shane N. Sweet, Shaelyn M. Strachan, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung


► Health action process approach (HAPA) fits sport in disability populations. ► Athletic identity predicts intentions to participate in sport. ► Outcome expectancies, not risk perceptions, predicts intentions for sport. ► Planning influences sport participation through maintenance self-efficacy.

8. Profiles of perfectionism, body-related concerns, and indicators of psychological health in vocational dance students: An investigation of the 2 × 2 model of perfectionism   Original Research Article

Pages 729-738
Jennifer Cumming, Joan L. Duda


► Correlates of dance students’ multidimensional perfectionism were examined. ► Perfectionism subtypes were as predicted by the 2 × 2 model of perfectionism. ► Dancers with pure PSP perfectionism have greater psychological health. ► Greater psychological distress was found for mixed perfectionism and pure ECP.

9. Domain-specific perfectionism in intercollegiate athletes: Relationships with perceived competence and perceived importance in sport and school   Original Research Article

Pages 747-755
John G.H. Dunn, Janice Causgrove Dunn, Keith McDonald


► Factor analysis produced domain-specific perfectionism factors in sport/school. ► Perceived competence predicted perfectionism in sport/school. ► Perceived importance (task value) predicted perfectionism in sport/school. ► Student-athletes reported higher perfectionism levels in sport than school. ► Results support the domain-specific measurement of perfectionism.

10. Athletes’ experiences of expressive writing about sports stressors   Original Research Article

Pages 798-806
Joanne Hudson, Melissa C. Day


► We explore two approaches to expressive writing about sports stressors. ► The first used a standard approach and the second a reversal theory based approach. ► Key outcomes were perspective change, self development, and emotion management. ► Expressive writing may be a useful technique for some athletes to manage stress.

11. (De)Constructing Paula Radcliffe: Exploring media representations of elite running, pregnancy and motherhood through cultural sport psychology   Original Research Article

Pages 820-829
Kerry R. McGannon, Kim Curtin, Robert J. Schinke, Amanda N. Schweinbenz


► We extend understandings of how the media constructs one elite runner’s motherhood identities. ► Meanings were explored through cultural sport psychology, textual and visual analysis. ► Specific identities were constructed through a pregnancy and motherhood as redemption narrative. ► Specific identities and meanings had psychological and behavioural implications.

12. The internal adaptation processes of professional boxers during the Showtime Super Six Boxing Classic: A qualitative thematic analysis   Original Research Article

Pages 830-839
Robert J. Schinke, Justin Bonhomme, Kerry R. McGannon, Jessica Cummings


► Extended understandings of athlete adaptation to professional boxing. ► Adaptation and mal-adaptation processes over successive performances. ► Adaptation meanings in relation to three phases of the tournament. ► Specific boxing narratives and meanings had psychological behavioral implications.

13. Positive social-comparative feedback enhances motor learning in children   Original Research Article

Pages 849-853
Luciana T.G. Ávila, Suzete Chiviacowsky, Gabriele Wulf, Rebecca Lewthwaite


► Ten-year-old children practiced a throwing task. ► We compared learning in groups with and without positive social-comparative feedback. ► Positive social-comparative feedback enhanced learning of a throwing task. ► Feedback has an important motivational function affecting motor learning in children.

  Exercise Psychology
14. Psychometric properties and concurrent validity of two exercise addiction measures: A population wide study  Original Research Article

Pages 739-746
Kata Mónok, Krisztina Berczik, Róbert Urbán, Attila Szabo, Mark D. Griffiths, Judit Farkas, Anna Magi, Andrea Eisinger, Tamás Kurimay, Gyöngyi Kökönyei, Bernadette Kun, Borbála Paksi, Zsolt Demetrovics


► The psychometric properties of Exercise Addiction Inventory and Exercise Dependence Scale were examined. ► Both scales proved to be reliable and valid; factor structure was confirmed by CFA. ► Correlation between the two measures was high (r = 0.79) supporting the convergent validity of both scales. ► 6.2% (EAI) and 10.1% (EDS) of the general population were identified as nondependent-symptomatic exercisers. ► 0.3% (EAI) and 0.5% (EDS) of the general population were identified as being at risk for exercise dependence.

15. Antecedents of self identity and consequences for action control: An application of the theory of planned behaviour in the exercise domain   Original Research Article

Pages 771-778
Gert-Jan de Bruijn, Kirsten Verkooijen, Nanne K. de Vries, Bas van den Putte


► The intention–exercise gap is less pronounced when strong exercise identities exist. ► Affect and PBC distinguish successful from unsuccessful intenders. ► Exercise self-identity is predicted by affect, PBC, and previous exercise identity.

16. Psychometric evaluation of the Timeline Followback for Exercise among college students   Original Research Article

Pages 779-788
Gregory A. Panza, Jeremiah Weinstock, Garrett I. Ash, Linda S. Pescatello


► We examine psychometric properties of an exercise behavioral measure. ► Validity is shown through correlations with other measures of physical activity. ► Reliability is shown using a test–retest method. ► The exercise behavioral measure may improve upon current physical activity measures.

17. The efficacy of exergames-incorporated physical education lessons in influencing drivers of physical activity: A comparison of children and pre-adolescents

Pages 756-760
May O. Lwin, Shelly Malik


► Study examined exergaming’s attitudinal effects during physical exercise. ► Exergaming was found to influence exercise intention motivators. ► The effect of exergaming in PE is more evident among children than pre-adolescents.

18. FEPSAC Newsletter: Psychology of sport and exercise

Pages 854
Vana Hutter

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