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Article: Place but not date of birth influences the development and emergence of athletic talent in the American football.

TitlePlace but not date of birth influences the development and emergence of athletic talent in the American football.
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10413200.asp
Citation
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 2009, v. 21 n. 1, p. 80-90 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the birthplace and relative age effects in National Football League (NFL) players. The place and date of birth of NFL players in the United States were analyzed with Monte Carlo simulations to determine if either factor was predictive of the probability of reaching the elite level in this sport. Consistent with previous findings on professional North American athletes in baseball, ice hockey, basketball, and golf, players born in cities with populations of less than 500,000 were significantly over-represented in the NFL, whereas players born in cities with populations over 500,000 were significantly under-represented. Unlike many other sports, no relative age effects were found for the NFL. Small cities, in particular, appeared to possess characteristics that facilitate the development and/or emergence of athletic talent in American football. Possible psychosocial factors mediating the birthplace effect are discussed as are implications for the development of sporting expertise.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60479
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.369
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.877
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dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, DJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorCote, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAbernethy, ABen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:11:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:11:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Applied Sport Psychology, 2009, v. 21 n. 1, p. 80-90en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1041-3200en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60479-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the birthplace and relative age effects in National Football League (NFL) players. The place and date of birth of NFL players in the United States were analyzed with Monte Carlo simulations to determine if either factor was predictive of the probability of reaching the elite level in this sport. Consistent with previous findings on professional North American athletes in baseball, ice hockey, basketball, and golf, players born in cities with populations of less than 500,000 were significantly over-represented in the NFL, whereas players born in cities with populations over 500,000 were significantly under-represented. Unlike many other sports, no relative age effects were found for the NFL. Small cities, in particular, appeared to possess characteristics that facilitate the development and/or emergence of athletic talent in American football. Possible psychosocial factors mediating the birthplace effect are discussed as are implications for the development of sporting expertise.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10413200.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Applied Sport Psychologyen_HK
dc.titlePlace but not date of birth influences the development and emergence of athletic talent in the American football.en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1041-3200&volume=21&spage=80&epage=90&date=2009&atitle=Place+but+not+date+of+birth+influences+the+development+and+emergence+of+talent+in+the+American+football.en_HK
dc.identifier.emailAbernethy, AB: bruceab@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityAbernethy, AB=rp00886en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10413200802541868-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-60849098448-
dc.identifier.hkuros166610en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000262472600006-

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