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Miguel-Ángel Gómez ;Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2013, 22 1

Autor: Richard Pollard

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Revista de Psicología del Deporte ISSN: 1132-239X DPSSEC@ps.uib.es, DPSSEC@uib.es Universitat de les Illes Balears España Pollard, Richard; Gómez, Miguel-Ángel Variations in home advantage in the national basketball leagues of europe Revista de Psicología del Deporte, vol.
22, núm.
1, 2013, pp.
263-266 Universitat de les Illes Balears Palma de Mallorca, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235127552035 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2013.
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263-266 ISSN: 1132-239X ISSNe: 1988-5636 Universitat de les Illes Balears Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Variations in home advantage in the national basketball leagues of europe Richard Pollard* and Miguel-Ángel Gómez** VAriAtions in home AdVAntAge in the nAtionAl bAsketbAll leAgues of europe KEYWORDS: Home advantage, Basketball, Competitive balance, Regional variations. ABSTRACT: Home advantage is a well established phenomenon in basketball, but little is known about its variability among different countries.
The purpose of the study was to compare the magnitude of the home advantage in the national basketball leagues of Europe.
Thirty-five countries were included and the final standings of league tables for the three seasons 2009-10 to 2011-12 analyzed, a total of 17,099 games.
The advantage was highest in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, where over 70% of games were won by the home team, well above the mean for all countries (60.7%).
After controlling for variations in the competitive balance of each league, as well as for proxy variables representing crowd size and travel distance, home advantage in the 10 Balkan countries was found to be significantly higher than elsewhere (p 0...





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