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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2014 Volume: 11 Number: 1

«Τhe Relationship of Service Quality Dimensions with the Overall Satisfaction Among
Participants from Different Experience Levels» 

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management    Year: 2014 Volume: 11 Number: 1

Authors: Avourdiadou, S., Laios, Α., Kosta G. & Theodorakis, Ν.
Pages: 1-13

The majority of studies, from what is known to date, have focused on the effect of the service quality
dimensions in overall satisfaction not dynamic but in a cross sectional way, without highlighting the contribution of their experience level. Latest research in services, support that, the needs and customer’s perceptions change over time depending on their experience level. The present study examines the relationship between three specific service quality dimensions with overall satisfaction among novice and experienced participants in the field of SfA (Sport for All) programs. In total, there were 478 men and women participants from SfA programs offered by two adjacent Municipalities in Northern Greece. According to their participation time in specific programs, 116 of them were classified as novice and 296 as experienced, while the results of the survey found statistically significant differences between the two groups only in one dimension, the outcome quality. Based on the above, the current study contributes positively to the understanding of the different relationship of three specific service quality dimensions with overall satisfaction, between participants of different experience levels.

«Personnel selection in the Municipal Police for the 'Environmental Protection' Competence»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2014 Volume: 11 Number: 1

Authors: Kontogianni, E. , Kalogeropoulou, V. , & Kouthouris, C.
Pages: 14-29

The purpose of the present study was the definition of an effective method for the selection of the
personnel of the Municipal Police’s (M.P.) regarding with the implementation of the competence of “environmental protection”. In particular it was: a) recorded the M.P’s personnel levels of environmental sensitivity (knowledge, beliefs, behavior), b) tested the relationship between environmental knowledge, beliefs and behavior, and c) investigated whether the difference in personnel’s willingness for the implementation of the specific competence is due to the different level of the personnel’s environmental sensitivity. 171 M.P. officers took part in the study (men 104, women 67) aged from 25 to 57 years from 19 different prefectures of the country. For the evaluation of environmental sensitivity the following scales were used a) knowledge of environmental issues, b) beliefs for environmental protection (Kouthouris & Kontogianni, 2013, a; b), and c) environmentally responsible behavior (Zafeiroudi & Hatzigeorgiadis, 2012). The reliability of the scales was tested successfully. The results showed that a) the beliefs for environmental protection  succeeded the highest score between the tested variables (Μ.=6.10, S.D.=0.99), b) a high and positive correlation among the three tested variables (p < .01), and c) the personnel of the M.P. who reported high and medium scores at environmental sensitivity also reported higher scores (Μ.=6.24, S.D.=1.06 and Μ.=5.98, S.D.=1.20, respectively) regarding with their willingness to implement the competence of ‘environmental protection’ compared to the personnel who reported low scores at environmental sensitivity (Μ.=4.94, S.D.=1.70) (p <.001). The theoretical and practical implications and the implementation of the results are extensively discussed, aiming to the most effective selection of the personnel of M.P.

«Investigating Greek Folk Teachers Motivation, Differences Due to Demographic Characteristics»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2014 Volume: 11 Number: 1

Authors: Voutsina, M. & Goulimaris, D.
Pages: 30-40

The  purpose  of  this  study  was  to  investigate  differentiation  of  Greek  traditional  dances  teacher’s
motivation due to their demographic characteristics. The survey involved 150 teachers of Greek traditional dances (men 46% and women 54%) employed in cultural associations, schools and gyms. To assess motivation scale was used Blais and colleagues (1993) instrument, after modification in Greek language by Christodoulides (2004). The validity and reliability of the scale were tested successfully. The survey results showed that dance teachers succeeded high values of work motivation. Statistically significant differences were noted between teachers of different sex in subscale intrinsic motivation for knowledge (p <.05) and in subscale internal pressure (p <.05). Even statistically significant differences were noted between teachers with different levels of teaching experience in the identified regulation subscale (p <.05) and in the external regulation subscale (p <.05). More generally, present findings supported that the motivations of Greek dance teachers influenced to some extent by their demographic characteristics.

«The Role of School Manager toward an Effective Function»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2014 Volume: 11 Number: 1

Authors: Msc. Ziaka Vasiliki
Pages: 41-54

The present study investigated the role of a school manager through Greek and international literature in order to promote a modern and efficient administration in an educational institution. The challenges in modern education requires a flexible school and be able to adapt any changes occurring for a creative management. The improvement of the education quality concerns both Greek and international education community. The major developments has taking place in recent and the development of technology provided new opportunities for teaching practice and formed a different context operation and administration of education. Among the issues investigated were school effectiveness and manager contribution to achieve school effectiveness. A leader in a modern school is called to overcome outdated perceptions expressed by a traditional manager and overcome an ineffective bureaucratic management of schools. The modern manager aims to become a leading figure in the school environment bringing modern educational methods and management models in order to achieve school’s goals.

«The Role of the Camping Participation for the Development of Social Skills. Investigating Differences between Typical Camps and Camps with Outdoor Activity Programs.»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2014 Volume: 11 Number: 1

Authors: Filippou, K. & Kouthouris, C.
Pages: 55-72

The purpose of the present study was to explore the role of camp participation in developing social skills. In particular, to examine changes in feelings towards group and individual work, as well as in dimensions of social behaviour before and after the participation in different type of camps. Participants were 142 children (56 boys and 86 girls) aged 11 to 15 years (M = 13.46 ± 1.29). Among participants 62 were participating in outdoor activities camps, whereas 80 were participating in typical camps. Participants completed the Feelings Towards Group Work Questionnaire and the Social Competences Scale on the first and the last day of the camp period. Repeated measures ANOVA revealed that participants in outdoor activities camps increased their preference for groups work compared to children participating in typical camps, who increased their preference to individual work. In addition, it was found that scores on empathy increased for the total sample. In sum, the present study shows that participating in camps can contribute to the development of social skills; however, the different type of camps and organizing effectively the structures of group activities may facilitate the achievement of such social goals.

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