An examination of the homefield advantage in a professional English soccer team from a psychological standpoint

Anna Waters, Geoff Lovell

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The aim of this investigation was to examine the underlying mechanisms of the homefield advantage within professional English football (soccer). Study 1 examined soccer players' retrospective perceptions of the homefield advantage. Results to this first study revealed that the players had significantly higher retrospective perceptions of their confidence, t(4) = 2.24, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-59
Number of pages14
JournalFootball Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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