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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2017 Volume: 14 Number: 2


Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 2

«A Strategic Management Approach for Sports and Olympic Organizations: The Deming management method»

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: 2

Authors: Papaioannou A. Sioutou A. & Kriemadis Th.

Pages: 1-16


The global sports industry (including sports and Olympic organizations) has grown in recent years, despite the economic crisis. Moreover, this growth has made the sports and Olympic organizations highly competitive in a turbulent economic environment where the rational allocation and utilization of their resources presupposes the existence and the implementation of a modern way of organizing and managing their activities. Many writers have found that modern business management systems such as strategic planning and entrepreneurial leadership could be a solution for the problems that service organizations, such as sports and Olympic organizations face. The purpose of this study was to examine: (a) the extent to which the 14 points of the Deming Management Method, which stems from the private business sector, can be applied to the management of the sports and Olympic organizations, and (b) the contribution of the implementation of the Deming Management Method to the enhancement of quality of sports and Olympic organizations.


«Dance associations and quality service. A first evaluation by their members»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 2

Authors:  Gatsou A. & Filippou, F.

Pages:  17-27


The purpose of this study was to investigate the satisfaction of participants from the services of dancing associations through the quality assessment of specific indicators. The sample consisted of 267 dancers. For the collection of data, used questionnaire of Alexandris, Zahariadis, Tzorbatzoudis, and Grouios (2004) modified the needs of research. Statistical analyzes performed were a. Descriptive statistics. b. reliability analysis, T-test, One Way analysis and correlation analysis. The analysis of data shows the following: a. the factors have high internal consistency (Cronbach's a: .79 environment, teacher .91, .84 response, resulting in .84, .85 relations. b. The factors "teacher", "effectiveness" and "social relations" received the highest score (6.57, 6.35 & 6.15 respectively) while the factor "environment" gathered the lowest (4.57). In conclusion we can assert that the participants of the dance procedures are significantly pleased with the dance teacher, the effectiveness of their participation and the social relationships developed within the associations operate while it is not satisfied with the environment where the courses are conducted as and equipment of the room.


«Investigating the Relationship between Perceived Service Quality and Involvement in Recreational Sport Programs»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 2

Authors: Balaska, P., Yfantidou, G., & Kaimakamis, D.

Pages:  28-42


This study aimed to study the relationship between perceived service quality and involvement in recreational sport programs. The sample consisted of 615 participants in sport for all programs of local authorities in the Region of Central Greece. In order to measure service quality the SERVQUAL model was used (Alexandris et al., 2014), while for the measurement of of Involvement Kyle and Chick’s (2002) scale was used. A confirmatory factor analysis was run to test the questionnaires, as well as ANOVA’s and regression analyses. The results confirmed the reliability and validity of the scale, as well as the significant prediction of involvement from service quality. The results will discuss in terms of proposing strategies of improving service quality of local authority sport programs.


«Participation Motives and Attachment in five mountain Recreational Activities»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Number: 2

Authors: Kaimakamis, Dimitris

Pages:  43-57


The purpose of the study was to investigate the motives for participation and attachment in five different outdoor mountain activities and defining the profile of the participants. The sample consisted of 500 individuals (100 per activity, Snowboard, Climbing, Mountaineering, Mountain Bike, and Skiing). The questionnaire of Funk & James (2006) was used to measure attachment, while the REP questionnaire was used to measure the participation incentives (Manfredo et al., 2007). The results showed that participants in outdoor mountain activities consider that their favor activity plays an important role in their lives (high attachment levels) and are motivated to participate mainly by well-being, exercise and enjoyment for nature. But there are differences among the five different mountain activities in terms of motivation for participation and attachment to activity.

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