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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2016 Volume: 13 Number: 1

 

ΠΕΡΙΟΔΙΚΟ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗΣ ΑΘΛΗΤΙΣΜΟΥ & ΑΝΑΨΥΧΗΣ: 13(1) 
Διοίκηση Αθλητισμού & Αναψυχής  Έτος: 2016 Τόμος: 13 Τεύχος: 1 

JOURNAL OF SPORT & RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Year: 2016 Volume: 13 Number: 1

 

«Assessment sport and recreational activities time on people with special needs in order to improve their quality of life. The case of Spastic Company / Northern Greece.»


Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2016 Volume: 13 Number: 1

Authors: Kelli, E., Zafeiroudi A., Kouthouris, C., & Alexandris K. 

Pages:  1-24

Abstract:

The organization of leisure in advantage of socialization and non exclusion for people with special needs is a factor with significant effects in modern society. The sample in this study consists of the educational organizations: a) Company of Spastic of Northern Greece, b) Action for something else, c) Eagles of Thessaloniki, d) SNAP-Special needs athletic programs, e) Exceptional kids’ athletics, f) All play Home. As method was chosen swot analysis in order to investigate the significance of the following factors on the impact of participation of people with special needs in athletic activities: a) strategic planning, b) human resources, c) public relations, d) adapted equipment, e) cooperation with other organizations. The results of the study supported that A) when strategic planning includes the participation of people with special needs in activities, all the departments of the organization will work with this view and certainly reinforce it. B) Volunteering is a significant sector reinforcing human resources. For its development good administrative skills are needed. C) Public relations aims at financial improvement, promotion of the work of each organization and exercising influence depending on the objectives. D) Adapted equipment is necessary in some cases. On the rest cases, it just enforces the sense of acceptance of disabilities, strengthening the participation of the most skeptical disable people. E) Cooperation with other organizations can help in solving problems as much as in satisfaction of mutual interests. The results of the study show a need for better organization on leisure sector compared to athletics, better organizing of volunteers to create stronger relations and finally a need for more promotion and information regarding the available actions.

 

 


 

«Outdoor recreation activities participation and Environmental sensitivity of Primary students at Imathia Scholl’s»


Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2016 Volume: 13 Number: 1

Authors: Potouridou G.., Zafeiroudi A., Kouthouris, C., & Alexandris K. 

Pages:  25-49

Abstract:

The purpose of the present study was the investigation of Primary School students’ Environmental Awareness and its correlation with the frequency of participation in outdoor recreation activities. The sample consisted of 209 Primary School students, in the age of 11 to 12 years old, of Imathia’s Prefecture. The evaluation of students’ awareness with respect to environmental issues was done with Zafeiroudi and Hatzigeorgiadis’s (2013) scales: “Scale of perceived environmental information”, “Scale of cognitive beliefs about environment” and “Scale of affective beliefs about environment”. Additionally, the participants were asked about the frequency of their participation in outdoor recreation activities. The analysis of variance revealed statistically significant differences, not only in perceived environmental information and in cognitive beliefs about environment, but also in environmental responsibility, with the students with systematical participation in outdoor recreation activities scoring higher than those with frequent, partial, rare or no participation at all. On the other hand, the results indicated that the increase of student’s participation in such activities doesn’t affect their beliefs about environment. This fact troubles us about the effectiveness of participation in outdoor recreation activities with reference to environmentalism and how they can be enriched in Environmental Education programs.




 

«Differences in service quality perceptions, satisfaction and word of mouth communication among participants at mountain running events, based on their involvement level with mountain running.»


Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2016 Volume: 13 Number: 1

Authors: Polatidou P., Alexandris K., Balaska P. & Polatidou G.

Pages:  50-66

Abstract:

Small scale outdoor events have been rapidly expanding in Greece the past seven years. Small-scale outdoor events can offer much developmental potential at the local hosting communities. The cross examination of the participants behaviors based on their involvement level with the outdoor activity of the event can help create a strategic plan for the further development of outdoor events. The current research aimed a) to classify participants of small scale outdoor events based on their involvement level with the outdoor activity of the event, b) to cross examine the service quality perception,  c) to estimate satisfaction and d) word of mouth communication based on their involvement level. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, data were collected from participants of three mountain running outdoor events held in Greece, with the use of the following questionnaires: The Leisure Involvement questionnaire (Kyle, Graefe, Manning, & Bacon, J., 2004), the Multi-dimensional service quality model (Alexandris, Zahariadis, Tsorbatzoudis & Grouios, 2004 and Shonk & Chelladurai, 2008), a Satisfaction scale (Kouthouris & Alexandris, 2005) and a scale measuring World of mouth (Tsiotsiou & Alexandris, 2009). The construct validity of the Service quality and Involvement questionnaires was tested with confirmatory factor analyses. The results showed three levels of Involvement among the participants: high, medium and low. Low involvement level participants presented differences at satisfaction, word of mouth communication and service quality perception.  Although participants with low involvement presented the lowest mean scores, they scored positive at service quality, satisfaction and word of mouth communication. In conclusion service quality can play a crucial developmental role for small scale outdoor events, as it can attract participants with different involvement levels 

 

 


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