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Advances in Psychological Science    2016, Vol. 24 Issue (11) : 1811-1818     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.01811
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Regulatory fit in the field of sport behavior
MIAO Xiuying; CHI Lizhong
(Sport Psychology Section, Dept. of Sports Kinetics, Beijing Sport University, Beijing 100084, China)
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Regulatory fit theory proposes that individuals prefer behavior strategies that are consistent with their orientations (regulatory fit), which could lead to better performance. This paper reviewed previous studies of regulatory fit in research on sport behavior, and found that regulatory fit would promote many sport behaviors such as sport performance, sport decision-making, and exercise participation. Moreover, three suggestions should be clarified in future research: (a) expanding the research contents on regulatory fit; (b)exploring the mechanism of regulatory fit; (c) refining the research methods on regulatory fit.

Keywords regulatory fit      regulatory focus      sports performance      sport decision-making      exercise behavior     
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Issue Date: 15 November 2016
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MIAO Xiuying,CHI Lizhong. Regulatory fit in the field of sport behavior[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2016, 24(11): 1811-1818.
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