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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2017 Volume: 14 Number: 1


Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 1

«Tourism Impact and Leverage Strategies of Olympic Games»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  
Year: 2016 Volume: 13 Number: 1
Authors: Ioannidou E. Ph D.
Pages: 1-15
The reason of this study was to explore if there is a connection between transformational-transactional leadership and job satisfaction of the section leaders and team leaders in the private children’s camp and to examine possible transformations in the relationship between section leaders and team leaders. The measurement of the transformational-transactional leadership was done with Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire- short form-MLQ by Bass & Avolio, (1995). The measurement of job satisfaction was done with Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire – short-form - MSQ by Dawis & Lofquist, (1984). The sample of the survey consisted of 817 leaders of private children’s camp and specifically 669 team leaders and 148 section leaders. The results showed that: a) there is a strong positive relationship between transformational – transactional leadership and job satisfaction of the members, b) the biggest rate of team leaders estimated that the level of transformational – transactional leadership is high, while the biggest rate of team leaders estimated the level of job satisfaction is mediocre, c) job satisfaction of the participants is high and: d) for the section leaders there is a stronger positive comparison between transformational – transactional leadership and job satisfaction, from that which exists for team leaders. The theoretical and practical applications of these results are discussed 

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 1

Authors: Papaioannou A. & Kriemadis Th.

Pages: 1-16


Organizing major sporting events such as the Olympic Games play a central role in the growth prospects of the host city and hence the country as a tourist destination. Hosting Olympic Games can cause positive shifts in tourism demand on a long-term basis, but the additional revenues might not counterbalance the investment costs that are required of the host city. The aim of the present study was to present the tourism impacts of the Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London Olympic Games. Furthermore, research aims to provide leverage strategies for effective exploitation of the potential benefits of tourism derived from the organization of major sporting events like the Olympic Games for the host city, which should be implemented in order to increase economic and social value to the community and achieve sustainability of these sporting events. The research will present and explain strategies of Olympic Games leveraging such as: (a) Positioning the host city as tourism destination in the market, (b) Stimulating Visitor Spending, (c) Lengthen visitor stays, (d) Enhance business relationships, (e) Showcase via Olympic Games advertising and reporting, (f) Use the Olympic Games in advertising and promotions


«Body image and eating attitudes in females who participate in aerobic leisure activities»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 1

Authors:  Ioannis Tsartsapakis, Avraham Karaoglanidis, Eirini Koidou,George Grouios, Ekaterina Mouratidou

Pages:  17-32


The body image and eating attitudes are objects of interdisciplinary research in recent years, as related to eating disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in body image and eating attitudes in amateur runners and indoors exercisers. The sample consisted of 474 women aged 18-55 years with normal body mass index (BMI, 18.5 to 24.9). The women were divided into three groups based on their sporting activity (amateur athletes, indoors exercisers and control group). Participants completed a battery of questionnaires including Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26, Garner, 1982), Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ, Cash, 2004), Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (RSES, Rosenberg, 1965) and a questionnaire of demographic characteristics. The results indicated that while there were differences in mean scores between the three groups as to their eating attitudes, self-esteem, but also all variables MBSRQ questionnaire, which controls body image characteristics none of the participants showed clinical symptoms. In conclusion, it was evident that the preoccupation with different aerobic sporting activities for women with healthy body weight, was not a determining factor that worked aggravating to the occurrence of negative body image.


«Outdoor Activities Recreational Programs and Environmental Responsibility at Elementary School Pupils at island Poros»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 1

Authors: Gelaly Anastasia & Aglaia Zafeiroudi

Pages:  33-51


Τhe present study investigated the impact of an outdoor activities recreation pro-gram to the environmental responsibility of primary school pupils. In this survey participated 80 pupils, out of these 40 pupils were the experimental group and 40 pupils were the control group from Poros island. In order to evaluate the environmental responsibility of the students, the scales of Zafeiroudi and Hadjigeorgiadis (2013) were used as 1) the scale of received information 2) the scale of cognitive environmental beliefs 3) the affective environmental beliefs 4) the predisposition for environmental action. Pair-sample t-tests were contacted between the pro and after scores of the experimental group pupils at each one of the four environmental responsibility scales. The results of the analyzes revealed statistically significant differences only at the perceived information scale (p <.001). On the other scales, the students of the experimental group clearly showed higher scores after the intervention, but not in statistically significant levels. The scores of the control group pupils’ did not differ between theirs pro and after measurements. The results are being discussed with a view to the importance of enhancing Physical Education curriculum with outdoor recreational activities programs.


«Investigating recreational swimmers’ attitudes toward the compliance of sports centers to provide environmentally friendly services in Greece»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 1

Authors: Kouthouris Charilaos, Evagelia Kontogianni, & Ntavoultzopoulou Maria

Pages:  52-66


Present study investigated recreational swimmers’ attitudes toward the concepts of environmental friendly policy in Greece and the sports centers compliance to provide environmental friendly services. Additionally, t-test were applied to find differences between gender and educational level subgroups. 160 swimmers (54.4% men and 45.6% women) from three swimming pools in Thessaloniki completed two research scales to assess the "environmentally friendly policy in Greece" and "the compliance of sports centers with environmentally friendly services" (Kouthouris & Kontogianni, 2013) and their demographics. The results of the t-test for the first scale "implementation of environmentally friendly policy in Greece" did not reveal any statistically significant differences between male and female swimmers, while revealed statistically significant differences in all six items of the scale between swimmers with different educational level. More detailed swimmers with higher education succeeded higher scores, than swimmers with lower education level. T-test results for the second scale "compliance of sports centers to provide environmentally friendly services" revealed differences only in one item, simultaneously between men and women and among swimmers with different educational levels. In conclusion, sports centers management in order to segment properly the users of the swimming pools and provide more green specific services ought to take in advance swimmers’ environmental attitudes and their demographic characteristics. 

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