An Examination of Behavioral Momentum in Girls' High School Volleyball
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.
Journal of Sport Behavior
Wanzek, J.S., Houlihan, D., & Homan, K.J. (2012). An Examination of Behavioral Momentum in Girls' High School Volleyball. Journal of Sport Behavior, 35(1), 94-107.
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Copyright © University of South Alabama. Article published by the University of South Alabama in Journal of Sport Behavior, volume 35, issue number 1, March 2012, pages 94-107.