An Examination of Behavioral Momentum in Girls' High School Volleyball

Document Type


Publication Date





The metaphor of behavioral momentum has been studied extensively by researchers with regard to its application in various research topics. A majority of the research effort has been spent on explaining compliance issues in a clinical setting. This study focused on the possible application of behavioral momentum in sports as well as exploring differing viewpoints on what constitutes momentum in sports. The action of a volleyball serve was analyzed to determine if the duration and velocity of successful serves could be a way to show behavioral momentum. Additionally, momentum disruption for consecutive serves was also examined by offering a timeout during a succession of serves.

Publication Title

Journal of Sport Behavior