Sport psychology is an interdisciplinary science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics , physiology , kinesiology and psychology. It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. Also closely associated with Sports psychiatry. In its formation, sport psychology was primarily the domain of physical educators, not researchers, which can explain the lack of a consistent history. The birth of sport psychology in Europe happened largely in Germany.
Abstract Sports fandom consists of cognitive and affective, as well as behavioural components. Existing sports fan research utilises either strong qualitative, or more often, strong quantitative methodologies. The strengths and weaknesses of each approach are outlined, developing the argument that the use of a single methodology often fails to explore all of these components. The use of a mixed methods approach is suggested to counteract this weakness and to enhance research into the sports fan.
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