Players' perceptions of home advantage in the Australian rugby league competition

McGuckin, Teneale A., Sinclair, Wade H., Sealey, Rebecca M., and Bowman, Paul W. (2015) Players' perceptions of home advantage in the Australian rugby league competition. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 121 (3). pp. 666-674.

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Abstract

This study was designed to pilot a survey to explore players' perception of home advantage in a rugby league. Twenty-seven players from one team with an identified home advantage believed a home advantage existed as a result of their home crowd (52%), family and friends' support (41%), normal travel (45%)and sleeping arrangements (37%), home weather conditions (48%), and familiarity with playing amenities (37%). However, the players were less definite about influences while playing away from home. The current sample of players identified differing influences, highlighting individual variations in perceived determinants. Individual interviews or focus groups will be required for further exploration.

Item ID: 42288
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1558-688X
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 00:59
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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