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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2011 Volume: 8 Number: 2

Exploring the Relationship between Participation Motives and Attachment in Folklore Dance Programs

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management    Year: 2011 Volume: 8 Number: 2

Authors: S. Douka, P. Mpalaska, P. Pollatidou, & S. Tsiftelidou
Pages: 3-10

This paper aimed to explore the motives for participating in folklore dance programs, and investigate the relationship between these motives and attachment to the programs. One hundred and thirty nine recreational dancers of seven folklore dance associations of North Greece participated in the study. An adjusted version of the REP scale (Manfredo, Driver, & Tarrant., 2007) was used to measure motives, while Funk and James’ (2006) scale was used to measure attachment. This scale includes twelve items, which are categorized in four dimensions: Cognitive, importance, affective and self-expression. The results of the study indicated that the motive dimensions with the highest mean scores were the following: a) reduce stress, b) escape; c) improve physical fitness. The regression analysis indicated that the motive dimensions predicted a significant amount of variance in participants’ intentions to continue participating in the programs. The social recognition, socialisation and improve knowledge about folklore dance dimensions made the most significant contributions. Future research, considering the results of the present study, should focus on the demographic differences of recreational dancers, in terms of their motives and attachment levels.

Constraints toward participation in Sport Recreation Activities. Analysis of studies that conducted in Greece

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2011 Volume: 8 Number: 2

Authors: Adamantia Fatsea
Pages: 11-21

In many developed countries, including Greece, citizen participation in recreational sport activities shows very low rates (Alexandris & Carroll, 1997). These low rates was the motive to investigate possible constraints which lead to low participation in recreational sport activities, focusing mainly on research carried out in Greece. The aim of this study was: a) to review Greek and international bibliography in order to examine and record constraints that may prevent Greek citizens to participate in recreational sport activities, b) to analyze and classify data from research according to differences arising from demographic characteristics and related to decision making notions such as 'involvement' and 'motivation' and c) to make suggestions for stakeholders and authorities in order to eliminate constraints and encourage citizens to participate in recreation sport activities. That research study on constraints indicated many factors that make it difficult for citizens to join recreational sport activities. Among these factors were: demographic characteristics, financial reasons, lack of company, lack of free time as well as inefficient time management, quality of facilities / services and accessibility, lack of knowledge, unawareness of benefits of exercise and especially of participation in recreational sport activities.

Investigating Team Work Perceptions of Elementary school student’s after Participation in an Outdoor Education Program

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2011 Volume: 8 Number: 2

Authors: Vasiliki Gousia & Charilaos Kouthouris
Pages: 22-33

The aim of the present study was to investigate differentiation of elementary school student’s perceptions toward ‘team work’, through their participation in an 'Outdoor Education' program, Study was conducted at Karditsa city and as a sample participated forty seven boys (60.2%) and thirty one (39.8%) girls. The 83 student’s divided in two groups, experimental group (61) and control group (21). For the evaluation of student’s ‘teamwork’ perceptions, was used "teamwork feelings scale’ (Goudas, Magotsiou, & Chatzigeorgiadis, 2009). Results supported that a) pupils in the experimental group did not increase their preferences toward team work, and did not reduce their preferences toward individual work, after their participation in the outdoor education program, b) there were no significant statistical differences between student’s experimental group and student’s control group in all their perceptions toward ‘team work’ after their participation in the intervention program. Results are discussed toward the enrichment of physical education curriculum with Outdoor Education issues, as to become more useful for elementary students and be closer to modern education practices.

"Green Marketing" Connection with the leisure services industry
Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2011 Volume: 8 Number: 2

Authors: Evaggelia Kontogianni & Charilaos Kouthouris
Pages: 34-46

Gradually over the last decades the interest of people in developed countries for the environment and the negative consequences this has been due to human intervention has increased significantly (Amendah & Park, 2008). Climate change is one of the major problems encountered by unsustainable human consumption (Joshi, 2011). More and more organizations, be aware of consumer concern for the environment embody the concept of "environment" in many operations of trade agencies providing "green products and services» (Rivera-Camino, 2007). Many managers use already "green techniques" in terms of production of goods and respectively, the sales executives adopt green marketing strategies(Peattie & Crane, 2005). The mission of "green marketing" is complementary to classic marketing philosophy, meeting consumer needs for an additional important issue to improve the quality of the environment (Ottman, 2006). Recently "green marketing" has penetrated the leisure, sport and recreation industry. Except other things, it examines the influence of the environment from the spectators that participate in sport events or other recreational activities (Shank, 2002). The sports marketer does not stand indifferent in the face of negative effects on the environment from the recreational activities and the sports events, but instead try to implement similar strategies for "green marketing", providing more and more "green services" (Little & Needham, 2011). This article attempts to provide knowledge and information on what in nowadays used to called "green transition" and has caused the entry of "green marketing" in all sectors of the global market.

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