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Article: The home team advantage gives football referees something to ruminate about

TitleThe home team advantage gives football referees something to ruminate about
Authors
KeywordsAssociation Football
Decision-Making
Home Field Advantage
Performance Pressure
Referee Bias
Reinvestment Scale
Soccer
Issue Date2011
PublisherMulti-Science Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.multi-science.co.uk/sports-science&coaching.htm
Citation
International Journal Of Sports Science And Coaching, 2011, v. 6 n. 4, p. 545-552 How to Cite?
AbstractObservation suggests that referees significantly contribute to the home team advantage in football. The atmosphere created by the home team fans is thought to be the major contributing factor, but the extent of this influence is dependent on the referee. The Decision-Specific Reinvestment Scale was developed to identify those individuals susceptible to disrupted decision making under pressure as a result of their tendency to overinvolve consciousness in decision making (Decision Reinvestment) or as a result of their tendency to ruminate upon poor decisions made in the past (Decision Rumination). We asked qualified referees to make a series of video-based decisions to examine whether the home team advantage effect was associated with a high or low tendency for Decision Reinvestment or Decision Rumination. We showed that referees categorized as high Decision Ruminators disproportionately made decisions in favour of the home team. The tendency to ruminate upon poor decisions may help explain some of the variance in the home team advantage effect shown by different referees. We conclude that aspects of personality should be considered in the development of training programs designed to improve and standardise football refereeing.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139975
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.519
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.370
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dc.contributor.authorPoolton, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSiu, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMasters, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:04:01Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:04:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Sports Science And Coaching, 2011, v. 6 n. 4, p. 545-552en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1747-9541en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139975-
dc.description.abstractObservation suggests that referees significantly contribute to the home team advantage in football. The atmosphere created by the home team fans is thought to be the major contributing factor, but the extent of this influence is dependent on the referee. The Decision-Specific Reinvestment Scale was developed to identify those individuals susceptible to disrupted decision making under pressure as a result of their tendency to overinvolve consciousness in decision making (Decision Reinvestment) or as a result of their tendency to ruminate upon poor decisions made in the past (Decision Rumination). We asked qualified referees to make a series of video-based decisions to examine whether the home team advantage effect was associated with a high or low tendency for Decision Reinvestment or Decision Rumination. We showed that referees categorized as high Decision Ruminators disproportionately made decisions in favour of the home team. The tendency to ruminate upon poor decisions may help explain some of the variance in the home team advantage effect shown by different referees. We conclude that aspects of personality should be considered in the development of training programs designed to improve and standardise football refereeing.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMulti-Science Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.multi-science.co.uk/sports-science&coaching.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Sports Science and Coachingen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAssociation Footballen_HK
dc.subjectDecision-Makingen_HK
dc.subjectHome Field Advantageen_HK
dc.subjectPerformance Pressureen_HK
dc.subjectReferee Biasen_HK
dc.subjectReinvestment Scaleen_HK
dc.subjectSocceren_HK
dc.titleThe home team advantage gives football referees something to ruminate abouten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailPoolton, J: jamiep@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMasters, R: mastersr@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1260/1747-9541.6.4.545en_HK
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