The Home Advantage

Albert Carron, Kyle Paradis

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Abstract

The association of being at home with feelings of increased physical comfort, safety, and psychological well-being are reflected in a wealth of popular expressions and sayings, such as, Home free; Home is where the heart is; East-West, home is best; Home sweet home; There's no place like home. Thus, it is hardly surprising that the term home advantage has been adopted in sport to represent two related phenomena-both of which are founded on the belief that a team's own park, stadia, or venue is, indeed, a good place in which to compete.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
EditorsRobert Eklund, Gershon Tennenbaum
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages351-355
Number of pages5
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781483332222
ISBN (Print)9781452203836
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2014

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    Carron, A., & Paradis, K. (2014). The Home Advantage. In R. Eklund, & G. Tennenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 351-355). SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483332222.n138