Sport Fan Identification and Perceived Quality of Life

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Sport Fan Identification and Perceived Quality of Life A Case of Division I-A Collegiate Basketball Fans
Watkins, Kristin Kelley Miss
Place of Publication:
[Gainesville, Fla.]
University of Florida
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1 online resource (97 p.)

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Sport Management
Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management
Committee Chair:
Kaplanidou, Kyriaki
Committee Members:
Ko, Yong Jae
Kerwin, Shannon M
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Subjects / Keywords:
Basketball ( jstor )
Community colleges ( jstor )
Cooperative games ( jstor )
Motivation ( jstor )
Quality of life ( jstor )
Recreation ( jstor )
Social psychology ( jstor )
Sports ( jstor )
Universities ( jstor )
Wellbeing ( jstor )
Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
fanid -- sports -- wellbeing
bibliography ( marcgt )
theses ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent) ( marcgt )
born-digital ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Sport Management thesis, M.S.


The purpose of this study was todetermine if there is a relationship between fan identification’s seven pointsof attachment and the quality of life components.  The seven points of attachment used were to determine ifcertain attachments influenced people’s satisfaction with the seven quality oflife components.  The two theoriesused for the theoretical framework in this study were the Social IdentityTheory and the Self-Categorization Theory.  The relationship between the points of attachment andquality of life was tested to if certain points of attachment had moreinfluence on quality of life components than other points.  Fans attending three home Floridabasketball games (N = 343) were askedto fill out surveys onsite.  Therewere a total of 194 responses, resulting in a 56.6% response rate.  The results showed that only attachmentto the university, community and coach had influence on fan’s satisfaction withquality of life components.  Theresults of this study can be used to better understand what fans are mostattached to and if those attachments influence how satisfied they might be withother aspects of their life.  Itsuggested that most fans attached to the university and that was the mostinfluential on the quality of life components.  Additional work is needed to include other aspects ofwellbeing and to apply this study to other sports. ( en )
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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2012.
Adviser: Kaplanidou, Kyriaki.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Kristin Kelley Miss Watkins.

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Resource Identifier:
857716774 ( OCLC )
LD1780 2012 ( lcc )


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