Title

An Examination of Behavioral Momentum in Girls' High School Volleyball

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2012

Department

Psychology

Abstract

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