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: 78

JPESM Articles

The league management based on competitive balance: A case study in Asian countries from 2009-2010 seasons

January 2013

  The purpose of this research was to compare and rank competitive balance of Football Super Leagues in Asian countries in 2009-2010 seasons. Super leagues of 19 Asian countries (11 Western leagues and 8 Eastern leagues) were examined. The data were secondary and collected from final football league table of selected countries. C5ICB was used to analyze the data and with the following results found: five...

Author(s):   Nahid Jabari, Fateme Abdollahi, Abdolazim Azizkhani, Zahra Taghipour and Sahar Amini

Intersections between sport management and youth development

June 2012

  The purpose of this article is to explore potential intersections between sport management and youth development in underserved communities. Most sport management programs focus on preparing students for employment in intercollegiate athletics and professional sport. While the management of agencies in underserved communities is receiving increased attention in the field, many programs do not familiarize...

Author(s): Maria J. Veri and David S. Walsh

Applying LEGO Mindstorms NXT in physical education and sport management

June 2012

  The learning of strategies and skills by students, that is, students need to improve their problem-solving abilities by participating in games, a concept based on which TGfU (Teaching Games for Understanding) was developed. Nevertheless, it was found in this study that in the implementation of TGfU, students’ learning results and their motives were not satisfactory. The reason may be that, the school is...

Author(s): Jye-Shyan Wang, Chung-Hsing Huang, Shane-Chang Lee and Chen-Yuan Chen,

Emotional maturity differentials among university students

May 2012

  The purpose of the study was to examine the ‘emotional maturity’ among university students. The investigators had selected two hundred (N = 200) male and female subjects, out of which one hundred [N = 100] sportspersons (N = 50 male and N = 50 female) and one hundred [N = 100] non-sportspersons (N = 50 male and N = 50 female) who were studying in various affiliated colleges and campus of Panjab...

Author(s): Dalwinder Singh, Simerjeet Kaur and Gaurav Dureja

Effects of 6-week plyometric training on biochemical and physical fitness parameters of Indian jumpers

May 2012

  The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 6 week plyometric training on biochemical and physical fitness parameters of inter collegiate jumpers. A group of 30 jumpers (mean ± SD: age 22.02 ± 1.64 years, height 1.78 ± 0.04 m, body mass 75.5 ± 5.2 kg), who participated in inter-college athletic competition volunteered to participate in this study. The study was...

Author(s): Baljinder Singh Bal, Sukhbir Singh and Sucha Singh Dhesi

The factors that influence the burn-out condition of city football referees

February 2012

  Being a referee in a sports competition requires not only certain physical abilities, and knowledge of the rules of the game, but also a psychological efficiency, an ability to put on a successful performance during the game. This study was conducted with 272 football city referees working under the rubric of the Turkish Football Federation, who were selected by means of random sampling in order to evaluate...

Author(s): Tamer Karademir

Orientation and mobility of the visually impaired in a blind baseball training method

February 2012

  This study investigated the impact of a 10-week baseball training camp on visually impaired players. Sixteen blind and visually impaired subjects were evenly divided into an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group participated in baseball training three times a week for 1 h 14 min, while the control group did not participate in training. Test data were analyzed through...

Author(s): Chao-Chien Chen

Time course changes in muscle size and fatigue during walking with restricted leg blood flow in young men

January 2012

  Walk training combined with blood flow restriction (BFR) leads to hypertrophic effects in leg muscle, but the underlying physiological mechanisms are poorly understood. We examined the time course of the acute effects of BFR slow walk (BFR-slow; walking speed 56 m/min), BFR fast walk (BFR-fast; walking speed 87 m/min), and control walk (CON-slow; walking speed 56 m/min) on ultrasound-measured muscle thickness...

Author(s): Madoka Ogawa, Jeremy P. Loenneke, Tomohiro Yasuda, Christopher A. Fahs, Lindy M. Rossow, Robert S. Thiebaud, Michael G. Bemben and Takashi Abe,

The multi - dimensional relationship between religion and sport

January 2012

The paper defines religion and sport as social institutions which have engaged large portions of many societies. The functions of both are highlighted to include social bonding and interaction, promotion of integration as well as socialization. The relationship between religion and sport are reviewed from primitive societies to the reformation, the rise of Protestantism and industrial revolution. It is concluded that...

Author(s): Jeroh, Eruteyan Joseph

Study of effective factors of fans’ brand loyalty in Iranian professional football league

January 2012

  The purpose of this study was to examine the effective dimensions of brand association in Iranian Professional Football League. A descriptive- survey study was a kind of practical research. A sample of Iranian professional football league fans (n = 797) participated in this research. Gladden and Funk team's brand association questionnaire used to collect the data. The reliability of the questionnaire was...

Author(s): Vajihe Javani, Mohammad Soltan Hossein, Nader Rahnama and Davood Nasr Esfahani

Self-confidence and decision making between psychology and physical education students: A comparative study

November 2011

  The present study aimed to compare the self-confidence and decision making abilities between psychology and physical education students. A total of eighty (N = 80) male subjects participated; forty (N = 40) psychology students and forty (N = 40) physical education students from various affiliated colleges of Panjab University, Chandigarh were randomly selected for the collection of data. The age of the...

Author(s): Gaurav Dureja and Sukhbir Singh

Relationships between bio-physiological parameters and speed performance of Nigerian FIFA referees

November 2011

  The responsibilities of soccer referees are to control players’ behaviour and implement the rules of the game during competitive football. This placed strenuous task on the referees’ speed performance as well as bio-physiological functioning. The Nigerian soccer referees are always seen to have good speed performance when officiating in the national professional league competitions but were not...

Author(s): Abass A.O., Moses M.O., Alabi E. F., Adedugbe B. O., Falola K. O. and Abayomi A.O.

Street-dance: Physiological demands and effect of endurance training

September 2011

  The aims of this study were (a) to describe the cardiovascular and metabolic demands and (b) to evaluate the effect of an endurance training on blood lactate (Lac) after street dance (SD). Nine female dancers (15.3 ± 1.2 years old) performed the following procedures, pre and post training: SD choreography (6 min), and 48 h later maximum incremental test (on treadmill) to obtain the lactate threshold...

Author(s): Gustavo Ribeiro da Mota, Octávio Barbosa Neto, Ana Carolina Guimarães FaleirosA, Alexandre Julianetti, Luzinete da Silva, Charles Ricardo Lopes, Alessandro de Oliveira and Moacir Marocolo Júnior

Emotional intelligence and sporting performance: A comparison between open- and closed-skill athletes

September 2011

The purpose of this investigation was to determine if there are cognitive psychological factors used in competition and training which differentiate athletes participating in an open and closed skill sport. In addition, factors discriminating successful from less successful participants in the open skill sport of football and the closed skill sport of gymnastics were identified. A total of 40 inter-varsity athletes (n =...

Author(s): Baljinder Singh Bal, Kanwaljeet Singh, Manu Sood and Sanjeev Kumar

Effects of a 6-week nadi-shodhana pranayama training on cardio-pulmonary parameters

August 2011

  The aim of the study is to assess the effects of a 6-week nadi-shodhana pranayama  training on cardio-pulmonary parameters. A group of 30 male healthy subjects were selected from department of physical education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab, India), aged 18 – 24 years, volunteered to participate in the study.  Subjects were assigned into two groups: A (experimental:...

Author(s): Sukhdev Singh, Vishaw Gaurav and Ved Parkash

Optimization proposal for squatting exercise: An EMG analysis

August 2011

  This study aims to evaluate the behavior of the neuromuscular muscle groups (rectus femoris and soleus) during the execution of the squat exercise in two different protocols under varying floor angles. To quantify the muscle recruitment during exercise, surface electromyography was used with the following conditions:Free Squats, Squats with Swiss Ball support and three different floors’ positions:...

Author(s): Felipe Sampaio-Jorge, Máira Regina Rodrigues, Márcio Magini, Rafael Pereira de Paula and Roosevelt Silva

An after-school exercise program improves fitness, and body composition in elementary school children

July 2011

  Reduced cardiovascular fitness (CVF) is a risk factor for obesity and cardiovascular disease. It has previously been shown that a school-based fitness curriculum can improve CVF, and other health indicators in middle school aged children.  Whether an afterschool program improves CVF and other health markers in elementary-school children is unresolved. To determine whether an on-site afterschool-based...

Author(s): Aaron L. Carrel Md, Julie Logue, Heidi Deininger, R. Randall Clark Ms, Vanessa Curtis Md, and Paul Montague

Relevant factors for successful relationships between professional sporting organisations and their sponsors

July 2011

  Sports sponsorship is an important source of income for professional sporting organisations and an effective marketing tool for companies aiming at commercial objectives through marketing communications. The emphasis on relationships is redefining the marketing domain. The most successful sports sponsorships are based on a good relationship between the sports entity and its sponsor. The paper...

Author(s): Gerd Nufer and André Bühler

A consideration of the relationship between fitness and mental preparation of non-athlete and athlete students in Alame Tabatabae`i University, Iran

June 2011

  The present study tries to investigate the relationship between physical fitness and psychological fitness of male and female student athletes and non athletes of Allameh Tabatabae`i University in Tehran. To do so, here, descriptive and correlation research methods as well as field study were taken into account. Our statistical population were 100 students at Allameh Tabatabae`i University that were selected...

Author(s): Habib Honari, Akbar Heidary, Mahdi Moradi and Afsane Emami

A comparative study of arm and shoulder girdle strength and agility of college-level baseball pitchers and non-pitchers

June 2011

  The purpose of the present study was to compare the arm and shoulder girdle strength and agility of college level female baseball pitchers and non-pitchers. Twenty four randomly selected female baseball players of different colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, volunteered to participate in the study. Out of 24 female baseball players 12 were pitchers and 12 were non-pitchers. Medicine...

Author(s): Vishaw Gaurav, Sukhdev Singh, Mandeep Singh and Bharti Rathi

Did the regulations enhance competitive balance? - The case of University Basketball Association in Taiwan

April 2011

  The main purpose of this study was to examine if the regulations held by University Basketball Association (UBA) in Taiwan enhanced the competitive balance andcompare the competitive balance between Division 1 male and female teams that advanced to final 8. The statistical methods of standard deviation of winning percentages, Hirfindahl–Hirschman index, and Gini coefficients...

Author(s): Lu Chin-shan and Hsu Chia-liang

Mechanical impacts analysis in judoists body of different weight categories

April 2011

  This study aimed to analyze the impacts generated in different body regions of judoists of different weight categories during falls cushioning. Four black belt judoist, with at least 14 years of experience, participated in this study: three “uke” half-light, half-middle and half-heavy categories were thrown in “ippon-seoi-nage” technique by a “tori” with 77 kg. A triaxial...

Author(s): Tatiane Piucco and Dra. Saray Giovana dos Santos

Anthropometric characteristics, somatotyping and body composition of volleyball and basketball players

December 2010

  The purpose of the study was to compare the anthropometric characteristics and somatotype of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar’s male basketball players and volleyball players. Sixty three sportspersons (volleyball = 36 and basketball = 27) of age group 18-25 years were selected from different colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India. All the...

Author(s): Vishaw Gaurav, Mandeep Singh and Sukhdev Singh

Achievement motivation and locus of control of university level individual and team sport players- A prognostic study

November 2010

  The aim of this study is to find out the significant differences among the players of individual and team sports, on the variable achievement motivation and locus of control. A group of three hundred and fifty (N=350) male players of individual and team sports, aged between 20 to 25 years were purposively selected for this study. They were further divided into two groups: A...

Author(s):   Baljinder Singh Bal, Bhupinder Singh and Onkar Singh      

A comparative study of vital capacity of Indian and Nepalese young female

August 2010

  Vital capacity is an important index in pulmonary function. At present, it is difficult to achieve accuracy in clinical diagnosis because of lack of unified standard of the normal reference value in younger women’s vital capacity in Nepal. So, the present study was carried out to evaluate vital capacity of healthy Nepalese young females and compare their values with healthy Indian counterparts to know...

Author(s): Pinaki Chatterjee, , Paulomi Das, , Parimal Debnath and K. Alok Banerjee

Effect of Anulom Vilom and Bhastrika Pranayama on the vital capacity and maximal ventilatory volume

July 2010

  To determine the effects of Anulom Vilom and Bhastrika Pranayama on Vital Capacity and Maximal Ventilatory Volume, thirty (N = 30) randomly  selected male students aged 18 - 26 years volunteered to participate in the study from D.A.V. Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab), India. They were randomly assigned into two groups: A (experimental) and B...

Author(s): Baljinder Singh Bal

A comparison of somatotypical values from the players of two football teams playing in Turkcell Turkish Super League on the basis of the players’ positions

July 2010

  The present study focuses on the characteristics of the somatotypical profiles of high performance, adult, male, Turkcell super league football players in Turkey.The somatotypical values of 24 GençlerbirliÄŸi football team (GB) and 24 GençlerbirliÄŸi OftaÅŸ Football Team (GBO) players are elaborated for this study. It is aimed to identify football players’ physical...

Author(s): Ö. Orhan⊃, M. SaÄŸir⊃, E. Zorba⊃ and N. F. Kishali

Individual and institutional challenges facing student athletes on U.S. college campuses

May 2010

  Student athletes face challenges of individual nature including their personal involvement in academic oriented activities, time constraints, class attendance, personal goal setting and career choices, physical and emotional fatigue, transition to college environment and academic grades, as well as external ones such as coach demands, institutional policies, discrimination; marginalization from college...

Author(s): Njororai Wycliffe W. Simiyu

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