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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2012 Volume: 9 Number: 2

Participation in Sport Community Programs: The Role of Involvement

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management    Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 2

Authors: Efi Tsitskari, Maria Doupa, Giorgos Costa, & Konstantinos Alexandris
Pages: 1-15

The present study evaluated involvement with sport programs and investigated whether gender, age and frequency of participation affect particular behaviour. Sample consisted of 202 participants from Alexandroupolis city (mostly women, 65.8%). The evaluation of involvement was examined through the Modified Involvement Scale (Kyle et al, 2007). Scale’s structural validity confirmed through a series of factor analyses, which revealed three involvement factors: "attractiveness", "self-expression" and "social bonding". Results showed statistically significant differences: a) in terms of sex on «social bonding» (t = -2,731, p<.01) with women (Μ=4,34, S.D.=1,31) scored higher than men (M=3,74, SD=1.06), b) in terms of age on «attractiveness» (F(3,197) = 2,84, p<.05) and “self-expression” (F(3,197)=2,84 , p<.05) showed statistically significant differences between different age groups and c) in terms of frequency of participation on “attractiveness” (F(2,181)=10.17, p<.01) and “social bonding” (F(2,191)=4.02, p<.05), showed significant statistical differences between the non-regular participants and the regular ones. It is important for Municipalities to offer interesting and qualitative sports programs, which will increase loyalty and frequency of participation.

The Role of Values in the Formation of Goal Orientations in Physical Education Lessons

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 2

Authors: Dimitra Valtali, Vassiliki Gymnopoulou, Vassilis Mparkouris & Charalampos Tsormpatzoudis
Pages: 16-24

Past research revealed that goal orientations differentially influence behavior in physical education and sport settings. However, it is not clear so far, whether this differential effect is based on values’ background or on situational factors. The present study investigated the influence of high school students’ values on the formation of goal orientations during physical education lessons. The sample consisted of 317 high school students with an age range between 12 and 15 years old (Μ = 13.8, SD = .84), who completed TEOSQ and YSVQ. The results of the cluster analysis revealed three meaningful segments. In the first segment students scoring high in moral values and competence values and low in status were included. In the second segment students scored high on all value subscales while in the third segment scored low on all subscales. Analysis of variance revealed that the low value group had higher scores on ego orientation. The findings of the study provide useful information on the development of practices promoting task orientation through the establishment of high values.

Segmenting Snowboarders by demographic and psychographic variables

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 2

Authors: Dimitris Kaimakamis, Panagiota Balaska, Olga Mitatou & Konstantinos Alexandris
Pages: 25-33

The present study aimed to profile recreational snowboarders according to socio-demographic characteristics. Particularly participants segmented by their snowboarding activity attachment levels, and then investigated relationships with leisure constraints. Two hundred and eighty (N=280) snowboarders, from one skiing resort, participated in the study and completed the sport attachment (Funk & James, 2006) scale and the leisure constraints (Alexandris & Carroll, 1997) questionnaire. In terms of their demographic profile, the results indicated that the majority of snowboarders were male, single, well-educated and less than 30 years old. In terms of the psychographic profile, the results of the cluster analysis revealed two groups (high and low attachment levels), which had statistical significant different scores in the intrerpersonal and intrapersonal constraint categories. The theoretical and applied implications of these results are discussed.

Investigating the Role of Motives on the Development of Exercise Involvement Among Women

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 2

Authors: Lilou, O., Kaimakamis, D., & Douka, S.
Pages: 34-41

The purpose of this study was to classify women who participated in exercise programs in groups with low and high involvement and investigate the role of motivation in the development of involvement with exercise. The sample consisted of 120 women who participated in exercise activities at fitness clubs of Thessaloniki city. For the measurement of motives and adjusted version of Manfredo and Driver’s (1997) scale was used, while for the measurement of involvement Kyle et al.’s (2004) scale was used. The results confirmed the existence of two groups, with low and high involvement, which were statistically significant in all dimensions of involvement. Moreover, women with high involvement levels showed statistically significant differences in the motivation dimensions of socialization improve knowledge and skills and improve self-esteem and physical fitness. The theoretical and practical applications of these results are discussed.

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