Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 83

JPESM Articles

Early warning, conflict, and conflict resolution in the sports enterprises

January 2024

The study investigated the awareness of early warning, conflict management strategies, and their application in resolving conflicts within the sports industry in Nigeria, addressing three research questions and a hypothesis. The research employed a correlational design method, utilizing a logically validated 20-item self-structured questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.88. Data were collected from...

Author(s): Franz U. Atare

Management practices and academic performance of government-aided secondary schools in Uganda

June 2022

This paper presents findings from a study carried out to examine how management practices affected academic performance of public secondary schools in Yumbe District in Northern Uganda. The study was premised on the prevailing poor and declining academic performance of public secondary schools despite increased funding and capitation by the government. The primary objective of the study was to examine the effect of...

Author(s): Galukande-Kiganda Michael

Insights on the process of athletes’ development in Nigeria

March 2022

The process of talent development in sports requires an environment that encourages early identification of inherent sporting potentials in youngsters and provides the necessary support to grow such potentials into refined talents. Across cultures, athletic development is achieved through a synergy between athletes, their coaches, family, school, the community as well as other significant persons and social...

Author(s): Elumaro Adeboye Israel 

Experience that matters – community based learning and sport management

February 2022

Described in this article is how sport management curricula can offer unique, real-world learning experiences and corresponding student learning gains, when grounded in community based learning (CBL). To achieve these ends, this study was designed to explore how to best execute CBL in sport management, informed, in part, by analyzing the lived experiences of students who were required to develop their understanding of...

Author(s): Sweeney Kristi and Schramm-Possinger Megan

Determinants of corporate sponsorship award opportunities for Soccer Premier League clubs in Kenya

February 2022

Corporate sponsorship is a common phenomenon in major soccer leagues worldwide. Studies in the area of sports sponsorship decision-making have been done from a global context but lack focus on a particular sport or a major soccer league. Little empirical evidence has emerged in the area of sport sponsorship decision-making factors. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors considered by corporate...

Author(s): Kisaka Thomas Mboya, Andanje Joseph Mwisukha and Rintaugu Elijah Gitonga

Promoting sportsmanship awareness: An application of teaching a personal and social responsibility model in middle school physical education

April 2021

This research study, aims to examine the influence that an intervention program based on the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model and the multidimensional approach to sportsmanship has on middle school students. Researchers focused on the detection and examination of improvements on students’ sportsmanship awareness and contributions to their moral and character development. Participants were...

Author(s): Roberto Duro Sanchez, Timothy Hanrahan and James Concannon

Body image, self-esteem and health behaviour among senior high school students in Offinso Municipality of Ashanti Region, Ghana

April 2021

Body image perception has become a public health issue globally. Positive or negative feelings about one self can be influenced by individual and environmental factors. Research has shown that dissatisfaction with body image can have an impact on an individual’s quality of life including an individual’s self-esteem, interpersonal confidence, eating and exercise behaviours.  This study investigated the...

Author(s): Rilwan Yahaya, Daniel Apaak and Thomas Hormenu  

Assessment of the practices and perceptions towards age estimation among the sports fraternity in Uganda

April 2021

Local sports administrators are faced with a challenge of upholding fairness and protecting the health of their players due to the difficulties they face to determine the right age categories of athletes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the practices of how age estimation is performed in the sports fraternity in Uganda. The study was qualitative and it involved 19 participants who were purposively...

Author(s): Annet Nankwanga, Kutesa Annet, Asiimwe Ismail and Nabagala Grace

Knowledge on doping among football athletes, coaches and sponsors in Malawi

December 2020

The use of banned performance enhancing substances (PES) among athletes continues to be a major challenge in sport. This study evaluated the knowledge of football athletes, coaches and sponsors about doping in Malawi. The specific aspects of knowledge investigated included types of doping substances, sources of information on doping substances, reasons for doping, and consequences of doping on football athletes. The...

Author(s): John M. C. Kaoche, Elijah G. Rintaugu, Janet Kamenju and Francis M. Mwangi

Challenges in promoting physical education and sport activities in Zimbabwean primary and secondary schools

June 2020

Physical activity specifically in relation to Physical Education (PE) forms a crucial part of total education of primary and secondary school learners. The aim of this paper is to explore various challenges in promoting PE and sport activities in Zimbabwean primary and secondary schools. This paper reviewed and content examined curriculum documents for the determination and identification of the challenges of teaching...

Author(s): Chantell Gouws, Cecil Tafireyi, Lourens Millard and Gerrit Breukelman  

Analysis on the environmental ethics awareness of outdoor recreation leaders

May 2019

The most preliminary factor of an outdoor recreation is nature. In a state where natural resources are depleted, it is not viable to mention an outdoor recreation; hence during recreation activities it is of utmost importance to conserve and attentively consume natural resources. The aim of this study is to analyze the environmental-ethics awareness levels of recreation leaders who play a salient role in outdoor...

Author(s): Merve Ceylan

Technical problems in teaching basketball practical session: The case of Grade 11 in Alamura Preparatory School

November 2018

The main purpose of this study was to assess the major technical problems in teaching basketball practical session of Grade 11 in Alamura Preparatory School. To undertake this study, descriptive survey design with mixed method was employed. The sources of the data were 63 Grade 11 students, health and physical education (HPE) teachers, 3 principals, and 1 department head. Stratified random sampling technique was...

Author(s): Girma Moti Geletu and Solomon Wolde  

The level of physical activity and the body mass index as factors that influence absenteeism and health behaviours

June 2018

Obesity and health problems have been observed to reduce productivity and increase absenteeism. Although the relationship between health and productivity is strong, few studies have examined whether the level of obesity and physical activity affect the absence from work and how the health-related habits are affected. The aim of this study was to examine the relations between Body Mass Index (BMI), physical activity,...

Author(s): Konstantinos Spanos and Athanasios Strigas

Buying in: Analyzing the first fan adopters of a new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Program

May 2018

Establishing a strong fan base within the inaugural year of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Program presents many challenges. Tracking consumers and their behavior becomes imperative as sport marketers seek to better understand the first fan adopters of a new program. With new NCAA football programs being established every year, sport marketers of a new program are challenged to not...

Author(s): Amanda Greene, Kason O’Neil, Kylie Russell and Brian Johnston

A content analysis of pictorial content in entertainment and sports programming networks (ESPN): The magazine’s body issue

January 2018

The purpose of this study was to examine the pictorial content of entertainment and sports programming networks (ESPN) The Magazine’s Body Issue to determine the type of coverage sportswomen received in the annual special edition. The Body Issue was intended to celebrate the physical characteristics of athletes through visual representation that honored diverse human elements such as body shape, height, and...

Author(s): Tywan G. Martin, Erin McNary, Young Ik Suh and Elizabeth A. Gregg

From virtual reality to reality: Examining the relationship between sport video gaming and sport consumption behaviors

July 2017

Insufficient attention has been given to the relationship between sport video games and sport consumer behaviors even though sports and sport video games are popular, multi-billion dollar industries. The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, examine the effects of sport video gamer identification on sport consumption behaviors. Second, investigate the extent which sport fan identification moderates the relationship...

Author(s): Sung, I.L. Hong and Marshall Magnusen

Effectiveness of motor intervention on children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): A systematic review

June 2017

The aim of this study is to determine the quality of evidence obtainable from published clinical trials on motor interventions, and assess whether the quality, in terms of methods and results, is sufficient to enable the development of evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice on children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Here, a systematic review was conducted, with the addition of randomized...

Author(s): Ilana Santos de Oliveira, Dayana da Silva Oliveira, Julianna de Azevedo Guendler, Beatriz Melo Rocha and Silvia Wanick Sarinho

Olympic and world champion judo athletes: Motivational aspects

May 2017

The objectives of this study is to identify the motivational factors which make judo athletes train for years until they finally become world and/or Olympic champion in judo. The work employed closed-ended rating values questionnaires Three Brazilian Olympic judo team members, (men and women) 41 in total were evaluated. Three professional experts of renowned and proven experience in judo competitions validated the...

Author(s): Sérgio Luiz Carlos dos Santos, Luiz Francisco Camilo Junior, Miguel Angel Torralba, Jose Luis Losada Lopez

Children with autism spectrum disorder and physical activity: A descriptive synthesis

January 2017

The purpose of this literature review was to describe research on strategies used in engaging children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in physical activity. Keyword searches were used to identify articles from selected electronic databases over a 25-year period from 1990 through 2015. Thirty-five articles met all inclusion criteria. These studies were retrieved, reviewed, coded, analyzed thematically, and...

Author(s): Seo H. Lee and Samuel R. Hodge

Study on fear of negative evaluation, and social appearance anxiety of university students engaged in futsal

September 2016

This study is conducted by using a screening model with an eye to examine the fear of negative evaluation, and social appearance anxiety of sportsmen engaged in futsal. The research was carried out on teams which participated in the Futsal Competitions organized through Turkey University Sports Federation at Physical Education and Sports College of Ahi Evran University between April 01 and 05, 2014. The samples of the...

Author(s): Murat Atasoy, Ebru Olcay Karabulut and Ahmet Yalçinkaya

Evaluation of fitness programme management in private commercial fitness centres in Gaborone-Botswana

August 2016

The aim of this study was to evaluate fitness programme management in five private commercial fitness centres in Gaborone (Botswana). The evaluation was based on fitness patrons’ perception of importance of American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSMs) fitness facility standards and guidelines, and their perceived satisfaction on the implementation of such standards. A seventeen item likert type...

Author(s): Israel Sayed and Michael Seikano

A path analysis re-examining the intercollegiate naming right sponsorship effectiveness model

July 2016

Intercollegiate naming right sponsorship has a great potential in its market value, but it is usually accompanied with a potential risk of generating negative outcomes. With such a dilemma, a structural model that can help in assessing the effectiveness of the sponsorship become extremely important. The current study was designed to reexamine the theoretical framework of a model that was developed for evaluating the...

Author(s): Kenneth K. Chen

Effects of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on lactate steady state responses in female futsal players

April 2016

This purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on lactate steady state responses (blood lactate and heart rate) in female futsal players. 30 female futsal players volunteered to participate in this investigation. Participants were randomly assigned to either experimental group or placebo group. While the experimental group was ingested sodium bicarbonate supplementation...

Author(s): Mihri Barış Karavelioğlu, Halit Harmancı, Metin Kaya and Arslan Kalkavan

The case of male volleyball players’ team cohesion in Turkey

March 2016

The purpose of this study was to investigate the case of team cohesion of male volleyball players in line with the variables of age, status of a national player, the year of playing volleyball and success status in their branches in Turkey. The sample of the study includes 105 male volleyball players who attend Star Men Volleyball Turkey Championship, organized in Ankara in 23 to 28 July, 2014. The data which concerns...

Author(s): Bijen Filiz and Elif Aydin

Root of knowledge in exercise physiology

February 2016

This article aims to give a personal view on the training that teachers must acquire in order to teach an organism to respond and adapt to exercise and training, respectively. It is believed that to achieve a high degree of competence in exercise physiology; texts and manuals of human physiology need to be studied in great depth. In my personal view, once teachers have acquired and consolidated knowledge in human...

Author(s): Francisco Javier Calderón Montero

Making the best food choices before competing: Developing and evaluating a nutritional intervention with the intervention-mapping framework

January 2016

This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a nutritional intervention held during the Canada Summer Games – Sherbrooke, 2013. This multicomponent intervention combined environmental and educational strategies, focusing on helping athletes in making adequate food choices before their competition. Intervention mapping was used to guide the intervention process focused on food...

Author(s): Morin Pascale, Frechette Martin, Grand&#;Maison Sara, Lavoie Jose and Jean-Francois Belanger

Competencies and training needs for school sport managers in the North- west Province of South Africa

December 2015

It is important to understand which competencies are needed for managerial and administrative effectiveness of school sport managers with regard to the design, delivery and direction of school sport programmes. The purpose of this study was to determine the competencies and training needs for secondary school sport managers in the North- west Province of South Africa. Data were gathered from 79 school sport managers in...

Author(s): Elriena Eksteen, Y. Willemse, D.D.J. Malan and S. Ellis

Influence of Islam on gender participation in sports among Muslim students in Kenyan universities

December 2015

There is a strong theological background supporting sports participation in Islam. Despite this background, there is still a gap between the theoretical teachings and actual participation in sports among Muslim students in the universities and the general Muslim community. The religious rationale for encouraging Muslims to participate in sports is based on the broad range of benefits accrued from such participation. The...

Author(s): Issah K. Wabuyabo, Edwin K. Wamukoya and Hannington M. Bulinda

Collaborative innovation in sport: Conceptualizing the adoption of new stadium construction from professional sport team and government perspectives

December 2015

The topic of innovation adoption and diffusion has yielded a voluminous body of research whose general purpose is to account for: (1) why one business firm/governing body is more likely than another firm/governing body to adopt an innovation, (2) what factors impact business firms’/governing bodies’ decisions to adopt an innovation, and (3) what influences the adoption of an innovation to spread to other...

Author(s): Sung IL Hong, Marshall Magnusen and Michael Mondello

Validity and reliability studies for scale of evaluating physical education teachers based on student ratings (SEPETBSR)

November 2015

The purpose of the present study is to develop a scale based on student ratings for evaluating physical education teachers to be used in secondary schools. The work-group of the research consists of 892 students who participated voluntarily and were selected randomly among 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who study at secondary schools in Karabuk province centre and its Safranbolu district in 2013-2014 academic...

Author(s): Numan Bahadir Kayisoglu

Adherence to appropriate instructional practice guidelines in U.S. colleges’ and universities’ physical activity programs

October 2015

Higher education physical activity programs (HEPAP) have existed in U.S. colleges and universities for over 100 years. Initially used to teach physical education and promote physical activity to prepare students for potential wartime conflicts, they have evolved in response to changes in societal and educational purposes and needs.  In 2008, SHAPE America published its updated Guidelines for Appropriate...

Author(s): Drue Stapleton and Sean M. Bulger

Antecedents and consequences of Formula One spectators’ fanship: The case of inaugural Grand Prix

September 2015

The Formula One market, with its once-a-year international events, has a quality rather different from that of most traditional sports. This study examined how F1 spectators’ fanship transits their event pre-visit characteristics to their on-site outcomes. The study surveyed a sample of 337 spectators who were visiting the event for the first time. Using self-administered questionnaires, the participants provided...

Author(s): Kyu-soo Chung and Geumchan Hwang

The impact of administration and sports programme implementation on the achievement of sports council at the 17th national sports Festival competition: a case study of rivers state sports council

August 2015

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of sports programme implementation by sports administrators as to achieve success. This study examined the impact of administration and sports programme implementation on the achievement of Rivers State Sports Councils at the 17th National Sports Festival competition. The descriptive survey research design was employed for this study. Incidental sampling technique...

Author(s): Orunaboka, T. Tammy and Ogulu, C. Biobele

Self-Regulated learning processes utilized by Omani Physical Education candidates in mastering sport skills

July 2015

The purpose of this study is to investigate self-regulated learning strategies and self-motivational factors used by Omani physical education candidates to master sport skills. In addition, the study highlights the relationship between self-regulated learning strategies and self-motivational factors and gender differences of self-regulated learning processes. The research was conducted using questionnaire as a method of...

Author(s): Nasser Al-rawahi

Leisure attitude, perceived freedom in leisure within married couples

June 2015

Studies show that most people see marriage and children as an important part of their future, and view marriage as playing a crucial role in meeting their needs for companionship and emotional security.  One of the factors found to play an important role in marriage is leisure which may influence and strengthen married couples interaction. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between Perceived...

Author(s): Merve Beyza AKGUL and Ezgi ERTUZUN

Perceived constraints of campus recreational sports programs: Development and validation of an instrument

March 2015

The aim of the present study was to develop and validate an instrument to measure students’ perceived constraints in participating in recreational sports programs in Greek universities. There were 3041 male and female Greek university students who voluntarily participated in the study. Cross-validation procedures using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis resulted in 25 retained items from the initial item...

Author(s): Theophilos Masmanidis, Nikolaos Tsigilis and George Kosta

Analyzing the edge of professional Taiwanese baseball league starting pitchers using the Entropy and TOPSIS method

January 2015

A new approach to the complex problem of objectively evaluating the edge of a professional baseball starting pitcher is proposed to avoid judgments resulting from subjective opinions. The method not only ameliorates the subjectivity of the topic but also provides the means to rank starting pitchers in Taiwan. Entropy and the Technique for Order Performance by Similarity to the Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) are used to...

Author(s): Chung-Chu Chuang, Tien-Tze Chen, Chih-Cheng Chen,and Chung-Ming Tsai

The mediating effect of competitive balance on the relation between foreign players and performance of the Greek National Basketball Team

December 2014

The purpose of the present study is to initially investigate the association between the presence and number of foreign players and the competitive balance indices in the Greek National Basketball League; it subsequently determines whether the competitive balance mediates a positive effect on the performance of the Greek National Basketball Team, as evidenced by its rankings in the EuroBasket Championships. The study...

Author(s): Meletakos Panagiotis, Noutsos Konstadinos, Manasis Vasileios, Bayios Ioannis

The relationships between motivation type and sport participation among students in a South African context

November 2014

Reasons for participation in sport differ and intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation and even amotivation can influence the decision. In the South African context, little research has been done on the differences of motivation among male and female students to participate in sport. This study sought to understand the relationship between certain motivation drivers and sport participation. It also explored the gender...

Author(s): van Heerden CH

The 9 credit rule: A look at its impact on academic advising for intercollegiate football athletes

October 2014

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the impact the NCAA’s 2011 9 Credit Rule would have on football academic advising strategies. The legislation requires players to earn nine credit hours in every fall term or be suspended for the first four games the following season. For this study, a survey was distributed to Football Academic Advisors at NCAA Division I institutions. Subjects were asked if...

Author(s): Joshua Castle, Robin Ammon and Les Myers

Quantitative assessment of facilitators and barriers to using external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports activities

September 2014

School-based extracurricular sports activities contribute to positive youths’ development. However, they are difficult to manage without the use of external coaches. The number of external coaches available and in use is currently insufficient, indicating that further recruitment is essential. The present study examined facilitators and barriers to the use of external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports...

Author(s): Kenryu Aoyagi, Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Hirokazu Arai and Koichiro Oka

Occupational stress coping strategies among lecturers in Ilorin metropolis, Nigeria

September 2014

This study investigated occupational stress coping strategies among lecturers in Ilorin metropolis. The descriptive research design was employed and a total of one hundred and fifty (150) lecturers were selected from three (3) institutions, using a simple random sampling technique. Questionnaire was validated before using test re-test method of reliability with co-efficient ‘r’ 0.78. Five research hypotheses...

Author(s): OLAITAN, Olukunmi Lanre, TALABI, Adebayo Ebun, OLUMORIN, Charles Olabode, BRAIMOH, Kolawole Thomas

“I am (not) a basketball person”: Self-sport brand-me relationships among basketball spectators

August 2014

  The current study introduces a psychographic variable, the self-sport brand-me relationship, as a mediator for better understanding of spectator sport consumption on television and the internet. The self-sport brand-me relationship refers to an individuals’ perceived self-identification or rejection of a relationship with a sport participation as an affective involvement as a primary expression of...

Author(s): Li-Shiue Gau, and Arch G. Woodside

Utilization of physical exercise by students of Cross River State tertiary institutions to achieve good health in the new millennium

August 2014

  The numerous advantages of participation in physical activities (physical exercise) are: increased efficiency of heart and lungs; increased muscle strength and endurance; maintenance of proper body weight; and reduction of risk of coronary heart diseases.  The study was conducted to ascertain students’ knowledge of the effects of physical activities on their health as well as their level of...

Author(s): L. O. Ogunjimi, Patience Samson Akpan and M. M. Ikorok

Formative evaluation in Physical Education initial teacher training courses

May 2014

The main objective of this study was to analyze the study plans of every institution offering teaching majors in Physical Education and Sports in Portugal, in order to determine the existence of formative evaluation issues in initial formation of future teachers. The sample was constituted by the curricula and study plans of every Physical Education and Sport teaching majors offered in every Portuguese university, as...

Author(s): Francisco Gonçalves

Reliability and validity of test of gross motor development-2 (Ulrich, 2000) among 3-10 aged children of Tehran City

May 2014

The purpose of this study is to determine construct validity and three reliability aspects of Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD-2; Ulrich, 2000) in Tehranian children aged 3:0¬¬¬-10:11. TGMD-2 which includes two subtests (locomotor and object control) is designed to assess movement pattern development of 12 fundamental movement skills. The TGMD-2 was administered to 1438 children. Internal consistency...

Author(s): Farrokhi A., Zareh Zadeh M., Karimi Alvar L., Kazemnejad A., and Ilbeigi S.

Using dance to tap into the kinesthetic learning capacities of young English Language learners in the United States

May 2014

This study reports on the kind of school leadership style that best suits for promoting teachers’ job satisfaction in primary schools in Tanzania. The study employed cross sectional research design with samples of 200 teachers from 20 selected primary schools in Songea and Morogoro districts. Interviews, documentary analysis and questionnaires were used to collect data. The data were analyzed both qualitatively...

Author(s): Liane Brouillette

Psychological profiles of talented male youth athletes in team sports games

April 2014

To represent the relationship between psychological skills and performance level in ball team sports within a youth talent group, 216 youth Tunisian male athletes representing four sports ball games (16 to 18 years) packed in the third version of the Ottawa Mental Skills Assessment Tool-3 with scales for Goal Setting, Self Confidence, Commitment, Stress Reactions, Fear Control, Activation, Relaxation, Imagery, Mental...

Author(s): Guelmami N., Hamrouni S. and Agrébi B.

Goal orientation of Brazilian skateboarders

April 2014

The aim of this research is to evaluate the goal orientation (task and ego) of skateboarders based on a descriptive research. We evaluate thirty one male skateboarders aged between 12 to 30 years (age average: 19.54 ±4,98), who live in São Paulo City, Brazil. They answered the TEOSQ (Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire), and the results showed that the average for task orientation was 4.47...

Author(s): Vinicius Barroso Hirota

Factors leading to career frustration and exit: A case of a veteran physical educator

October 2013

The purpose of this study is to investigate the personal and organizational factors leading to career frustration and exit of a veteran physical educator. The Teacher Career Cycle Model provided the theoretical framework and guided the data analysis.  Data sources included observations, field notes, and multiple interviews with the teacher, the school principal, a physical education colleague, and a fifth grade...

Author(s): Karen Lux Gaudreault and Amelia Mays Woods

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