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Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences, 51-612 Wrocław, Poland
Dr. Zbigniew Norbert Piepiora
Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sports in the 21st Century

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1 July 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

Sports is an important area of modern social life. The struggles of athletes gather crowds of fans, as new records are not infrequently set. These records are made possible by the comprehensive preparation of athletes, which takes into account new discoveries from various scientific disciplines. Sport activities in any form are becoming increasingly popular. It should be noted that sport is also a very attractive way to spend free time. It brings psychophysical benefits to athletes through training, competing, restoring and actively exploring the world. Accordingly, we are pleased to invite you to submit articles for the Topic "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sports in the 21st Century." We invite original research papers, reviews and opinions on sports at the interface with areas such as biomechanics, economics, ethics, history, kinesiology, management, pedagogy, performance, philosophy, physiology, psychology, safety and tourism. This Topic has been spread over five periodicals to ensure full coverage: Behavioral Sciences; European Journal of Investigation in Health; Psychology and Education; Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology; Sports; and Sustainability.

Dr. Paweł A. Piepiora
Dr. Zbigniew Norbert Piepiora
Topic Editors

Keywords

  • combat sports
  • individual sports
  • team sports
  • mental activity
  • physical activity

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Behavioral Sciences
behavsci
2.6 3.0 2011 21.5 Days CHF 2200 Submit
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education
ejihpe
3.2 3.5 2011 20.1 Days CHF 1400 Submit
Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology
jfmk
- 3.7 2016 17.6 Days CHF 1600 Submit
Sports
sports
2.7 5.2 2013 19.3 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Sustainability
sustainability
3.9 5.8 2009 18.8 Days CHF 2400 Submit

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Climate Change Awareness and Pro-Environmental Intentions in Sports Fans: Applying the Extended Theory of Planned Behavior Model for Sustainable Spectating
by Soowoong Hwang, Jiho Lee and Dojin Jang
Sustainability 2024, 16(8), 3246; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16083246 - 12 Apr 2024
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(1) Background: This study explores the intricate relationship between sports and the environment, underscoring the influence of individual awareness of climate change consequences on fostering eco-friendly behavior among sports spectators. (2) Methods: The research introduces an extended theory of planned behavior model, incorporating [...] Read more.
(1) Background: This study explores the intricate relationship between sports and the environment, underscoring the influence of individual awareness of climate change consequences on fostering eco-friendly behavior among sports spectators. (2) Methods: The research introduces an extended theory of planned behavior model, incorporating climate change awareness. Analyzing data from 431 participants at US professional sports events, the study measured variables like climate change awareness and theory of planned behavior constructs. (3) Results: Sequential multiple mediation analysis validated the model, revealing that climate change awareness positively predicts the intention to reduce single-use plastics in the context of sport spectatorship. This relationship was partially mediated by theory of planned behavior variables, with subjective norms identified as a crucial explanatory factor. (4) Conclusions: The study’s originality lies in shedding light on pro-environmental intentions within sports spectatorship. Its insights provide foundational knowledge for researchers and organizations aiming to devise sustainability strategies in the realm of sports. Full article
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Comparison of Audience Behavior between eSports and Authentic Sports Fans
by Taeyeon Oh, Joon-Ho Kang, Younghan Lee and Soyon Michelle Choi
Behav. Sci. 2024, 14(4), 313; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs14040313 - 11 Apr 2024
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This study analyzed how the behavioral patterns of esports and authentic sports viewers differ, adopting user and gratification theory and media transportation theory. In particular, it was investigated whether there was a difference in behavioral patterns according to the experience of playing the [...] Read more.
This study analyzed how the behavioral patterns of esports and authentic sports viewers differ, adopting user and gratification theory and media transportation theory. In particular, it was investigated whether there was a difference in behavioral patterns according to the experience of playing the sport even among authentic sports viewers. As a result of analyzing the relationship between viewers’ motivation and media transportation outcomes through structural equation modeling and multigroup structural equation modeling, it was observed that cognitive motivation was more important for esports viewers than for authentic sports viewers. A second analysis of comparisons among fans of authentic sports showed that viewers with sports experience had greater cognitive needs. This result shows that there is a difference between the viewer behaviors of esports and traditional sports, but it is concluded that the presence or absence of sports participation experience rather than content is the factor that separates the difference. Full article
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Expert Performance in Action Anticipation: Visual Search Behavior in Volleyball Spiking Defense from Different Viewing Perspectives
by Ruihan Zhu, Deze Zou, Keji Wang and Chunmei Cao
Behav. Sci. 2024, 14(3), 163; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs14030163 - 22 Feb 2024
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Volleyball spiking requires defenders to possess exceptional anticipatory skills. However, most volleyball defense video eye-tracking studies have used fixed or off-court perspectives, failing to replicate real-world environments. This study explored different visual search behaviors between elite and novice volleyball players from various viewing [...] Read more.
Volleyball spiking requires defenders to possess exceptional anticipatory skills. However, most volleyball defense video eye-tracking studies have used fixed or off-court perspectives, failing to replicate real-world environments. This study explored different visual search behaviors between elite and novice volleyball players from various viewing perspectives using video eye tracking. We examined spiking anticipation in 14 competitive elite, 13 semi-elite, and 11 novice players. We captured spiking videos from three on-court perspectives using GoPro cameras mounted on the defenders’ heads, closely replicating real game scenarios. For comparison, we recorded baseline videos using a fixed camera. The present study revealed that competitive and semi-elite players demonstrated higher accuracy than novices. Competitive elite players used fewer fixations, indicating that their superior performance was related to stable visual search patterns. All participant groups, regardless of skill level, showed similar visual allocation among areas of interest (AOIs). However, notable differences in visual search patterns and AOI allocation were observed between baseline and on-court perspective videos. From the baseline perspective, the participants primarily utilized global perception and peripheral vision, focusing more on the setter zone or the spiker’s trunk. Conversely, from the on-court perspective, they employed more fixations, focusing more intensely on the spiker’s detailed movements. Full article
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