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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2013 Volume: 10 Number: 2

Hellas 2010-2011: Εconomic Crisis and Quality of Life

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management    Year: 2013 Volume: 10 Number: 2

Authors: Spyridon Dimoschakis & Charilaos Kouthouris
Pages: 2-15

The aim of the present study was to investigate possible interactions between Greek citizen’s quality of life and various socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, during the recent severe economic crisis of 2010-2011. The sample of the research consisted of 995 residents of Athens and Thessaloniki cities, aged between 18 and 66 years old. The 50.55% of the sample were men and the 49.45% were women. For the evaluation of the quality of life factors was used the Short-Form of SF-36 Health Survey. The results of the study showed that the quality of life level was high (M= 71.83 and SD=19.97), while 40% of the Greek citizens were over weighted. Also results supported a negative correlation between BMI and the total level of Quality of Life (p<.05). Contrary a positive correlation was supported between Quality of Life and physical health and the mental health (p<.05). Finally, further possible recession in the next years could affect negatively citizen’s participation in physical and sport recreation activities.

The role of motivation in the development of spectators’ behavior in professional football competitions

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2013 Volume: 10 Number: 2

Authors: Stavros Tachis, George Tzetzis, & Athanasios Laios
Pages: 20-32

The purpose of the present study was to explore the role of motivation in the development of spectators’ behavior professional football competitions. To evaluate the motivation for sport event attendance was used the “SPEED” scale of Funk, Filo, Beaton and Pritchard (2009). The first confirmatory factor analysis didn’t confirm the factorial structure of fans’ motivation scale. Subsequently was conducted an exploratory factor analysis of the scale and determined four factors of the scale: a) socialization, b) excitement, c) self-esteem and d) amusement. A second confirmatory factor analysis was conducted and confirmed the new factorial structure of the motivation’s scale. The results of a regression analysis indicated that 22.5% of the variance _ in home football games attendance _ was explained by the motivation factor of “socialization”. A second regression analysis indicated that 46.1% of the variance _ in away football games attendance _ was explained by two factors, “socialization” and “self-esteem”. Finally a third regression analysis indicated that 34% of the variance _ toward media usage _ was explained by “amusement” factor. It’s proposed to enhance the sense of socialization and achievement of fans in order to attract them to the stadium.

A study on the Association of Physical Education Motivations with Students’ Health Beliefs

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2013 Volume: 10 Number: 2

Authors: Yannis Ntovolis, Anastasios Dalkiranis, Theodoros Papavasiliou, & Vassilis Barkoukis
Pages: 33-42

School physical education comprises a context where health-related information can be provided and healthy lifestyle can be promoted. However, there is limited evidence on which aspects of the lesson are associated with health beliefs. Past research in school physical education has revealed motivation as a construct capable of having impact on lesson-related and lessonirrelevant concepts. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between school physical education motivation and health beliefs, such as compensatory health beliefs and optimistic biases. The sample of the study consisted of 306 high school students, who completed a questionnaire including measures of physical education motivation, compensatory health beliefs and optimistic biases. The results of the cluster analysis revealed two meaningful groups based on students’ self-determination, one group included students with high self-determination and one group including those with low self-determination. These groups differed in compensatory health beliefs, with students in the high self-determination group scoring lower in compensatory health beliefs as compared to those in the low self-determination group. No significant differences were found for optimistic biases. These findings provide useful information on the role of physical education motivation in developing health beliefs.

The running movement in Greece: Investigating the profile of the modern marathon runners

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2013 Volume: 10 Number: 2

Authors: Leonidas Petridis & Alexios Batrakoulis
Pages: 43 - 54

The purpose of this study is to analyse the profile and characteristics of those amateur runners, who participate in marathon running events, and to analyze the factors related to their perception about their running activity. In this paper data from a total of 323 runners were analysed (83% males and 17% females). An online questionnaire was used to collect data, which was based on the questionnaire about running from the Danish Institute for Sport Studies (Forsberg, 2012). For the measurement of the reasons to engage in running the measurement scales of Carmack & Rainer (1979) and Leedy (2000) were taken into consideration, of the commitment to running, the scales of Leedy (2000) and of the identity of runners, the scales of Anderson & Cychosz (1994). The results showed that more than half of the respondents had a running background of up to four years and most of them adapt similar motivations for their engagement in running, dominantly the motivations, which are related to the physical and mental health benefits of running. The marathoners are individuals of mostly 30 years of age, most of them fall under the middle income class, they are highly educated and they dominantly work in the private sector. The runners of the sample identify themselves as runners and they are proud of this and have a more neutral identity to other runners. Also, they are highly dedicated to their running activity, an element, which seems important to overcome the demands of their marathon training. By understanding the profile of today’s runners we can support their running activity, and generally the running movement in Greece, enhancing its role in the athletic culture of the Greek population.

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