Physiological basis for home advantage

Leicht, Anthony, Connor, Jonathan, and Deakin, Glen (2022) Physiological basis for home advantage. In: Gomez, Miguel-Angel, Pollard, Richard, and Lago-Penas, Carlos, (eds.) Home Advantage in Sport: Causes and the Effect on Performance. Routledge, New York, NY, USA, pp. 75-81.

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The physiological basis for a home advantage has received little attention with investigations predominantly focussing on endocrine responses including fluctuations in innate cortisol and testosterone. However, this endocrine effect has been variably observed with its association with performance and success inconsistent, possibly due to psycho-physiological interactions. The physiological effects of environmental acclimation and travel fatigue may also indirectly contribute to a home advantage that requires further investigation. While the existence of a home advantage has been purported, the current evidence for a physiological basis is tentative with future work needed to clearly confirm the physiological mechanisms.

Item ID: 71523
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781003081456
Copyright Information: © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Miguel A. Gómez-Ruano, Richard Pollard, Carlos Lago-Peñas; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 06:07
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420702 Exercise physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1306 Sport, exercise and recreation > 130601 Exercise @ 100%
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