IJSM Contents & Abstracts Volume 14 (2013)

ISBN 978-0-89641-523-2

  • Building Brand with the Basics: The Use of College-Choice Factors to Recruit Student-Athletes in Men’s Wrestling — Coyte G. Cooper, Landon Huffman — The purpose of the research was to examine the college-choice factors of Division I student-athletes in men’s wrestling to determine strategies to encourage perceived fit principles in the recruiting process (N = 438). (1-15)

  • The NBA Age-Limit Rule and Academics in Division I Men’s Basketball — Megan Parietti, Erianne Weight, Nancy Spencer — In 2006, the National Basketball Association (NBA) passed a new rule requiring players to be at least one year removed from high school before they could enter the draft. This study examines the relationship between the age limit rule and the role of academic advisors for athletics. This was done by interviewing advisors from eight top-ranked basketball schools. (16-42)

  • Examining Topics in Sport Law: A Content Analysis of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport — Brian S. Gordon, Taeho Yoh — This study examined the contents of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport and publication trends were identified. Two hundred and twenty four (n = 224) articles from 1991 through 2010 were categorized into 20 different content areas .(43-60)

  • Assessing Customer Segments and Drivers of Involvement among Ice Hockey Attendees — Kirstin Hallmann, Pamela Wicker, Christoph Breuer, Christopher Rumpf, Michael Bode — The purpose of this study was to identify game attendance segments for a German ice hockey team and determinants of their involvement with the team (n = 1,400). Four distinct clusters of ice hockey attendees were developed based on psychographic variables. (61-80)

  • Perception of Fantasy is Not Always the Reality:An Exploratory Examination into Blacks’ Lack of Perception in Fantasy Sports — Joris Drayer, Brendan Dwyer — Fantasy sports has grown into an $800 million industry with over 32 million participants within the United States and Canada. The purpose of this qualitative inquiry is to begin to understand the reasons for the lack of participation in fantasy sports among Blacks, who are otherwise active sport consumers. (81-102)

  • Exploring the Initial Motivations of Individuals to Volunteer with a Sport-for-Homeless Initiative — Jon Welty Peachey, Adam Cohen, John Borland, Alexis Lyras — Most research on volunteer motivations in a sport setting has been conducted with large events and professional sport. The purpose of this study was to investigate the initial motivations of volunteers who donated their time to work with a sport-for-homeless initiative called Street Soccer USA. (103-122)

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  • Persuasive Media Effects of Sponsorships at the 2010 FIFA World Cup:A Test of Theory of Planned Behavior and Involvement — Seok Kang, Soonhwan Lee, Oh-Ryun Kwon — This study examined the influence of the exposure to sponsorship messages on attitudes, involvement, and purchase intention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. (123-146)

  • Mentoring Identity of Female Student-Athletes: A Study of Service with Urban Youth Using Sport and Physical Activity — Brianna S. Clark, Jennifer E. Bruening, Rachel M. Madsen — Mentoring is an effective way of assisting people of different backgrounds throughout all stages of life in reaching their goals. The current study examined female student-athletes’ mentoring identity. (147-174)

  • Standardization of Match Day Security at Australian Football Stadia — Thomas J.Cieslak II, Stacey A. Hall — The purpose of this study was to identify standard security measures for Australian football (soccer) stadia using a 3-round Delphi study. (175-190)

  • Academic Major Choice of International Student-Athletes Competition in the NCAA  — Robin Hardin, Sylvia Trendafilova, Sarah Stokowski, Gi-Yong Koo — This research examined the dimensions which influence international student-athletes choice of academic major. (191-210)

  • A Qualitative Inquiry into Motivations to Participate in Fantasy Football — Khalid Ballouli, Michael Hutchinson, Kevin Cattani, Jason Reese — An estimated 27 million Americans play fantasy football, translating to annual revenue of nearly $1 billion. However, there is a dearth of qualitative inquiry into the psychological and sociological motivations behind consumers’ participation. This study examined the motivations of fantasy football players during a fantasy football season using in-depth interviews and participant observation. (211-232)

  • Testing the Role of Brand Associations on Development of Activity Attachment in the context of Fitness — Kostas Alexandris — Using the Psychological Continuum Model (PCM, Funk & James, 2001, 2006) as the theoretical framework, this study aimed to test the influence of activity (fitness) attachment on consumer loyalty, and further explore the role of brand associations on the development of fitness attachment. A case study methodology was used. (233-247)

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ISBN 978-0-89641-527-0

  • Examining Constraints Restricting College Students from Attending Women’s Intercollegiate Sporting Events — Emeka Anaza, Meungguk Park, Taeho Yoh, Yun Seok Choi — Although women’s intercollegiate athletic programs have substantially grown for the past several decades, many of them still experience financial hardship. One of the major reasons is a lack of spectator attendance. This study examined various constraint factors that inhibit prospective spectators from attending women’s intercollegiate events. Data were collected from 202 college students at a large university in the Midwestern United States. This study contributes to the growing body of research on constraints in sport marketing, and the results will provide insights into how to develop effective marketing strategies for women’s intercollegiate events. (249-270)

  • Predicting the Value of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Programs — Ryan Matthew Brewer, Paul Pedersen — This study determined qualities predictive of intrinsic value among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs at public universities. (271-295)

  • Statistical Data Analysis Techniques Utilized in International Journal of Sport Management during Its First Ten Years — Jerome Quarterman, Jaeyeon Hwang, Keunsu Han, E. Newton Jackson, Brenda G. Pitts — The purpose of this study was to examine data analysis techniques used in the International Journal of Sport Management (IJSM) during its first ten years. There were 338 techniques identified and classified as descriptive, parametric, and nonparametric statistics. Descriptive statistics accounted for almost a third (30.18%), parametric statistics for more than half (59.76%) and nonparametric statistics for one tenth (10.06%) of the techniques. Frequencies, percentages, and means were the primary descriptive statistics; regression analysis and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were the primary parametric statistics; and Chi-square was the primary nonparametric statistic used to answer the research purposes, questions, and/or hypotheses posed by the researchers. (296-316)

  • Comparisons of Gender and Team Identification on Web Motivation and Web Characteristics in the Official Athletic Department Website: Uses and Gratifications Perspectives — Young Ik Suh, Taesoo Ahn, Andrea N. Eagleman — Official athletic department websites offer college sports fans various information, including schedules for sporting events, statistics, athlete profiles, up-to-date ticket information, and the latest sports news stories. The main goal of this research was to illustrate how and why college sport fans use an official athletic department website. Specifically, this investigation sought to identify user motivations and Web characteristics that college sports fans like. (317-337)

  • Graduate Student Perceptions of Academic Group Work: Implications in Preparing Students for the Professional Sport Industry — John J. Miller, Andy Gillentine, Leslie W. Podlog — The ability to work in groups is a valuable asset in the professional sport industry. A review of literature identified four considerations that may influence student’s preference of group work: learning style preference, competition, cooperation, and the presence of free-riders in the group. (338-356)

  • Framework of the Highly Visible Sport Manager’s Ethical Decision-Making Process — Timothy B. Kellison — Professional sports teams often experience significant public visibility through the media and general fan interest. This unique characteristic increases the perceived accountability of sport managers, whose decisions are subject to scrutiny both within and outside the organization. In this article, a multistage framework of the highly visible sport manager’s ethical decision-making process (EDMP) is proposed based on the internal, external, and personal influences experienced by sport managers. Following a literature review and a summary of the EDMP framework and its research propositions, the practical implications of this framework are discussed. (357-378)

ISBN 978-0-89641-532-4

  • Psychological Factors Associated with Motivation of Mediated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Consumption: A Structural Model of Risk Taking, Aggression, Identification, and Motivation — Choong Hoon Lim, Tywan G. Martin, Paul M. Pedersen — This study provides a structural model of mediated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) motivation which utilized an online survey method to examine the influence of individual factors such as personality, trait, and self-identification on MMA consumption motivation. The applied and theoretical implications of the results are discussed, along with future directions for research in this area. (379-402)

  • Sport Management Faculty Research Productivity and Mentoring: A Exploratory Study — Donna L. Pastore, Lauren E. Brown — The purpose of this study was to examine the role of mentoring on sport management faculty research productivity. A total of 126 (43.3%) faculty responded to the instrument, of which 92 were usable for a 31.6% return rate. Faculty who had mentors published more refereed articles than non-mentored faculty. A significant correlation was found between research productivity and the availability of research/graduate assistants. (403-424)

  • A Demonstration of Methods to Identify the Presence of Nonresponse Error in Survey Research — Brian A. Turner, Jeremy S. Jordan, Aubrey Kent — Surveys represent a potentially powerful tool for collecting information from a population of interest. However, to be effective, participants who complete the survey questionnaire must be similar to nonrespondents so that findings can be inferred back to the larger population. In order to disconfirm the presence of nonresponse error, researchers should incorporate multiple methods of nonresponse analysis. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the utility of three methods of nonresponse analysis with the objective of establishing convergence of results as a way to identify the presence nonresponse error. (425-440)

  • Confronting the Arms Race: Conference Commissioner Perspectives on spending within Intercollegiate Athletics — Erianne A. Weight, Matthew A. Weight, Raymond Schneider — The commercial enticements in intercollegiate athletics have led to an increase in spending amongst National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs. This phenomenon has been referred to as the arms race of expenditures wherein athletic administrators outbid one another in an effort to gain a competitive advantage. Intercollegiate conference commissioners fill an integral administrative role and can offer a unique perspective on the arms race phenomenon, but to date, their voices have not been a significant part of the literature. The purpose of this study was to fill this void by exploring the perceptions of conference commissioners on the arms race within NCAA Division I (FBS) intercollegiate athletics. (441-461)

  • The Power of Sport: Examining the Influence of Sport-Related Contact and Cultural Context on Intergroup Anxiety and Racism — Woojun Lee, George B. Cunningham — Racial prejudice is prevalent across many sport contexts, thereby necessitating sport managers’ attention. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine (a) the relationship among, sport-related contact, intergroup anxiety, and racial prejudice, and (b) how these relationships varied across cultures. Data were collected via questionnaire from students enrolled at major public universities in South Korea (n = 104) and the United States (n = 100). The results point to the power of sport in reducing racial prejudice, particularly for persons not accustomed to such interactions. (462-478)

  • Managing the Threat of Terrorism in Sport: Importance and Performance Analysis (IPA) of Safety and Security Preparedness for NCAA Sport Facilities — Stacey A. Hall, Kevin K. Byon, Thomas A. Baker, III — The purpose of this study was to assess the level of safety and security preparedness at NCAA Divisions I, II, and III. A total of 11 items were developed after an extensive review of literature. These items were subject to an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to identify underlying dimensions. As a result, two dimensions emerged—Event Security Management (ESM) and Incident Management (IC). The researchers employed three Importance and Performance Analysis (IPA) to cross-examine safety and security management practices at NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions. The findings are discussed in relation to safety and security measures for managing the threat of terrorism at collegiate sport facilities.(479-501)

  • Index to IJSM Volume 14, (2013)

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