About the Journal

  1. Due to the growing interest in health and the expansion of leisure time in East Asia, the desire to participate in physical activities is increasing, and the number of people watching sports as a healthy leisure activity is also increasing. In addition, as national publicity and national unity effects of international sports events such as the Olympic Games are verified, a system for supplying players and supporting players in East Asia is required at a time when sports competition between countries is intensifying. In addition, we are preparing strategies for policies that actively respond to the living environment, such as developing various policies to increase the participation rate of people in daily life sports and preparing systems to enhance physical abilities.
  2. Detail with the body from a life, movement, culture and trend.

Aims & Scope

Area 1 Sport
Area 2 Skeletal Muscle Therapy
Area 3 Exercise Prescription

Latest Articles


  • Purpose: Parkinson’s disease(PD), the fastest-growing neurodegenerative disease, is a movement disorder that manifests unilaterally. Clinical studies, neuroimaging studies, and longitudinal studies all indicate that the clinical features and progression of PD are asymmetric. The asymmetry of PD is thought to be an important clue in under-standing the disease's pathophysiology. The purpose of this study is to see how the concept of PD asymmetry evolved over time, to identify the different types of asymmetry that can be seen in PD, and to understand the clinical implications of the different types of asymmetry in PD. Method: The following were our review questions. (1)How has PD asymmetry research evolved over time? (2)What types of asymmetry can be seen in PD? (3)What are the clinical implications of the various types of asymmetry seen in PD? To investigate such questions, we used the keywords "Parkinson" and(“symmetry” or “asymmetry”) in PubMed. Articles about idiopathic Parkinson’s disease(iPD) patients with a clear concept of symmetry or asymmetry that were peer-reviewed and written in English were included. The type of article, participants, three main keywords, and the type of symmetry concepts in the study were extracted. We excluded studies that did not include patients with idiopathic PD or that did not have a clear concept of symmetry. Results: Based on a PubMed search, the number of published articles on iPD and symmetry gradually in-creased beginning in the 1980s. Of the 563 articles that were initially searched, 333 articles were related to both iPD and symmetry or asymmetry concepts. There were 171 articles on nervous system asymmetry, 133 on motor symptoms and gait asymmetry, 24 on disease presentation asymmetry, and 5 on anatomical or histological structures asymmetry. The majority(n = 70) of the 171 studies on nervous system asymmetry dealt with lateralization of brain function and the resulting asymmetries in motor symptoms and disease manifestations in iPD patients. Conclusion: Asymmetry in iPD patients has mainly been studied based on nervous system asymmetry, motor symptoms, and overall disease presentation. Other types of asymmetry, such as asymmetry in anatomical and histological structures, have been studied in some studies. Asymmetry in iPD is not only an inherent feature of the disease; it also appears to be related to the disease's various symptoms and signs. As a result, more research is needed to better understand the pathophysiology of iPD and to provide iPD patients with a prognosis and advice for disease management.
    Keyword:Parkinson’s Disease, Neurodegenerative Disease, Motor Symptoms, Asymmetry, Scoping Review
  • Purpose: This study aims to examine and suggest development directions to revitalize the process of figure skating with disability in Korea. Method: In this study, literature analysis was conducted by investigating research data on figure skating for the people with disability in order to examine the process in Korea and suggest ways to revitalize it. In addition, data of sports organizations such as the Korea Paralympic committee and Special Olympics Korea were collected to find out the need for sports for the people with disability, the characteristics and value of skating, and to find ways to revitalize figure skating. Results: This study grasped the current status and collected and analyzed data to cope with the changing environment of sports for the people with disability and the changes occurring in the field of figure skating for the people with disability. The conclusions and suggestions are as follows. First, as a representative organization of winter sports for people with disability, figure skating can be included in the national winter competition for people with disability, which can play a role in the increase of the ice skating population with the Special Olympic Korea Committee. Second, various positive effects can be physically and mentally through the continuous participation of disabled people in figure skating, and balanced development should be established by establishing a linkage system from sports people with disability to professional sports for the purpose of improving and developing performance. When planning projects related to professional sports, sports for all, and school sports for people with disabilities, the purpose of establishing pleasant experiences, social skills, and health improvement through physical activities, and fostering professional athletes and developing performance. Third, there should be many stadiums where athletes can officially practice. Dongcheon Ice Rink was established for the first time for the people with disability, but it is regrettable that there are other cases where training for the people with disability on the ice rink is restricted for safety reasons. Conclusion: Based on the results of the study, Skating events for the people with disability are divided into short track and figure skating, and are held annually at the National Winter Games for the people with disability and the Special Olympics Winter Games. As a result, it is considered meaningful to find various ways to revitalize figure skating for the people with disability so that they can induce more participation than before COVID-19. In the future, if we create an environment where people with disability can train freely, more figure skaters will be created. Finally, in the follow-up study, it is considered that there is a need for expanded research targeting experts in the special sports field, leaders by event, and participants.
    Keyword:Figure Skating, Special Olympic, People with Disability, Intellectual Disability, Ice Rink
  • Purpose: This study investigated the effect of transformational leadership of baseball leaders on sports confidence. Method: The population was selected from players participating in the tournament hosted by the Korea Base-ball Softball Association for about three months from May to August 2022, and a questionnaire was distributed and a total of 231 copies were used for the final analysis. For data processing methods, frequency analysis, exploratory factor analysis, reliability analysis, correlation analysis, multiple, and simple regression analysis were performed using SPSS 21.0, and the following conclusions were drawn based on the results. Results: First, it was found that the charismatic factor of the transformational leadership of baseball leaders had a significant effect on sports confidence(proof of ability). Second, the intellectual stimulation and charisma factors of transformational leadership of baseball leaders were found to have a significant effect on sports confidence(social support). Third, the intellectual stimulation and charisma factors of transformational leadership of baseball leaders were found to have a significant effect on sports confidence(leadership). Fourth, the consideration factors of the transformational leadership of baseball leaders were found to have a significant effect on sports confidence(physical/mental factors). Conclusion: It was found that the transformational leadership of baseball coaches had a very significant effect on sports confidence(proof of ability, social support, leadership, physical/mental preparation). According to the results of this study, the leadership of a leader is very necessary in order to activate and expand the base of base-ball, and to maximize the potential of baseball players. Stimulation through transformational leadership will act as a major factor in improving performance for athletes, and it is judged that it will have a very significant effect on the intention to continue exercise.
    Keyword:Baseball, Sports Confidence, Transformational Leadership, Leadership, Sports
  • Purpose: This study analyzed and identified differences in perceived value, happiness, and revisit intention ac-cording to eSports game viewing for the disabled and non-disabled. Accordingly, it is meaningful to provide basic data for effectiveness and expansion of the base of eSports for the disabled as an eSports viewing market. Method: For about six months from January to June 2022, visitors to the competition organized by the Korea eSports Federation for the Disabled and the Korea eSports Association(Presidential Boat Amateur, D-war, Heungtaryeong eSports Competition) were selected, and a total of 384 copies were distributed for the final analysis. As for the data processing method, frequency analysis, factor analysis, reliability analysis, and t-test were per-formed. And the following conclusions were drawn. Results: First, the differences in perceived value, happiness, and revisit intention of eSports visitors according to gender were not statistically significant. Second, there was a statistically significant difference in perceived value and happiness factors according to the presence or absence of disabilities of eSports visitors, but there was no significant difference in revisit intention. Conclusion: Through the results of this study, the effectiveness of e-sports viewing was confirmed. In addition, it was confirmed that there was no difference in perceived beliefs and attitudes between the disabled and the non-disabled. Accordingly, e-sports research for the disabled should be continuously conducted.
    Keyword:eSports, Disabled, Non-Disabled, Happiness, Revisit Intention
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide basic data that can help in the marketing strategy of professional sports clubs by analyzing the relationship between fan satisfaction and loyalty according to the value of services provided by professional sports clubs. Method: In this study, as of 2022, 290 fans of the four major domestic professional sports(professional base-ball, professional soccer, professional volleyball, and professional basketball) were surveyed. Convenience sampling was used as the sampling method. The survey was conducted using the Self-Administration Method. Among the collected questionnaires, 279 questionnaires were used as valid samples, except for data with insincere responses or omissions of some of the contents of the survey. The measurement tool is a questionnaire, and the data processing is the SPSS 23.0 Program, a statistical package program, and frequency analysis, reliability verification, factor analysis, correlation analysis, and multiple regression were used. Results: In this study, as a result of factor analysis and reliability verification, service value, fan satisfaction, and loyalty were each classified as one factor. The reliability of the service value factor was α=.875, the reliability of the fan satisfaction factor was α=.886, and the loyalty factor. The reliability of α=.910 was found. Overall, it was found that the service value of professional sports clubs affects fan satisfaction and loyalty. Conclusion: In this study, service value affects fan satisfaction and loyalty, and professional sports clubs and teams need to provide high-quality services that can increase their liking in order to increase the purchase behavior intention of spectators or fans. In order to do this, it is necessary to accurately identify the attributes and expectations of service quality that are important to them through a satisfaction survey targeting visitors and fans and satisfy them. In addition, efforts to develop unique service quality in the sports industry will not only resolve the cognitive dissonance of trainees, but also affect the behavioral intentions of repurchase and positive word-of-mouth communication.
    Keyword:Professional Sports, Service Value, Fan, Satisfaction, Loyalty

Publishing Schedule

Submission 4/30 10/30
Editorial Review 5/5 11/5
Double Blind Peer Review 5/10 11/10
Review-Form Reflection Review 5/15 11/15
Accepted 5/20 11/20
Manuscript Editing Review 5/25 11/25
Scientific Proofreading 6/5 12/5
Open & Hybrid Review 6/10 12/10
Published 6/30 12/30

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Head of Editorial Organization / President

Hongbum Shin

Keimyung University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Manager of Editorial Operater (MEO)

Hyongjun Choi

Dankook University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editorial Review Boards / Vice President

Sangsoo Park Daejeon University, KOR
Changbae Hong Center for Sport Science, KOR
Jie Ren Jeonju University, KOR
Ruofei Du Pukyong National University, KOR
Zhou Chao Dankook University, KOR
Xuemei Zhao Shanghai University of Sport, China

Editor in Chief

Wookwang Cheon

Keimyung University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Executive Editors

Changyoung Kim

MyongJi University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Hwansuk Choi

Jeonju University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Associate Editor Boards

Tenglong Fan Keimyung University, KOR
Wang Zi-Yan Jeonju University, KOR
Jidong Tian Keimyung University, KOR
Weisheng Chiu The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hojin Chung Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Editorial Advisory Boards / Research Ethics Committee (REC)

Changmo Cho General Affairs Keimyung University, KOR
Seongjin Hong Intelligence Honam University, KOR
Sunghoon Kim Management Yonsei University, KOR
Hyeongil Yeo Planning Woosuk University, KOR
Xuefeng Bai International Keimyung University, KOR
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JUN. 23 National Tax Service of Republic of Korea (493-92-00207)
DEC. 05 Inaugural General Meeting
2016 FEB. 01 International Journal of Sport (ISSN 2423-8287)
JUN. 30 First Journal Publication (Japan)
OCT. 11 Digital Object Identifier Enrollment (DOI)
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APR. 30 I2OR
MAY. 07 ProQuest
MAY. 15 Infobase Index
JUN. 30 International Journal of Sport Title Alteration: Kinesiology (ISSN 2435-0702)
2020 NOV. 02 KCI (Korea Citation Index)

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