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Exploring Nonverbal Behaviors in Elite Handball: How and When do Players Celebrate?

Moesch, Karin LU ; Kenttä, Göran; Bäckström, Martin LU and Mattsson, Mikael C. (2015) In Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 27(1). p.94-109
Abstract
This study explores nonverbal behaviors in the form of gestures and touch during elite handball matches. Based on a coding scheme, 616 post-shot periods following a goal, stemming from 18 matches, were analyzed. Results revealed that on average 2.77 nonverbal behaviors were displayed after scoring. Playoff 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.
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gesture, touch, emotional expression, emotional contagion, team sports
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Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
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27
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94 - 109
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Routledge
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1041-3200
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10.1080/10413200.2014.953231
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  abstract     = {This study explores nonverbal behaviors in the form of gestures and touch during elite handball matches. Based on a coding scheme, 616 post-shot periods following a goal, stemming from 18 matches, were analyzed. Results revealed that on average 2.77 nonverbal behaviors were displayed after scoring. Playoff 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.},
  author       = {Moesch, Karin and Kenttä, Göran and Bäckström, Martin and Mattsson, Mikael C.},
  issn         = {1041-3200},
  keyword      = {gesture,touch,emotional expression,emotional contagion,team sports},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {94--109},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  title        = {Exploring Nonverbal Behaviors in Elite Handball: How and When do Players Celebrate?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2014.953231},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2015},
}