Exploring Nonverbal Behaviors in Elite Handball: How and When do Players Celebrate?
2015 (English)In: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, ISSN 1041-3200, Vol. 27, no 1, 94-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study explores nonverbal behaviors in the form of gestures and touch during elite handball matches. Based on a coding scheme, 616 postshot periods following a goal, stemming from 18 matches, were analyzed. Results revealed that, on average, 2.77 nonverbal behaviors were displayed after scoring. Play-off matches resulted in a higher average of nonverbal behaviors than league matches. The more a team was leading by, the higher the overall number of nonverbal behaviors; meanwhile, the overall amount of nonverbal behaviors declined over the course of a match. The results pinpoint to the situation specificity of nonverbal behaviors during ongoing matches.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 27, no 1, 94-109 p.
gesture, touch, emotional expression, emotional contagion, team sports
Applied Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject Social Sciences/Humanities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3597DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2014.953231OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-3597DiVA: diva2:768449
FunderSwedish National Centre for Research in Sports