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dc.contributor.authorInoue, Y
dc.contributor.authorWann, DL
dc.contributor.authorLock, D
dc.contributor.authorSato, M
dc.contributor.authorMoore, C
dc.contributor.authorFunk, DC
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-18T23:42:28Z
dc.date.available2020-02-18T23:42:28Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0898-2643
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0898264319835654
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391670
dc.description.abstractObjective: We investigate how (a) attendance at sport games and (b) identification with a sport team as fans (i.e., team identification) influence older adults’ perceptions of emotional support, belonging, and subjective well-being (SWB). Method: An experimental pilot study was conducted with 50 older adults, followed by a main survey study administered to 534 older adults from various communities across the United States. Results: Pilot study results indicated that game attendance and team identification had a positive and significant influence on older adults’ perceptions of emotional support from fellow team fans. These results were replicated in the main study, which also showed that older adults’ perceived emotional support from fellow fans was positively associated with their sense of belonging which predicted their SWB. Discussion: The findings provide insights into how older adults may be engaged in meaningful forms of social life to help them maintain and enhance mental health.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Aging and Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.titleEnhancing Older Adults’ Sense of Belonging and Subjective Well-Being Through Sport Game Attendance, Team Identification, and Emotional Support
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationInoue, Y; Wann, DL; Lock, D; Sato, M; Moore, C; Funk, DC, Enhancing Older Adults’ Sense of Belonging and Subjective Well-Being Through Sport Game Attendance, Team Identification, and Emotional Support, Journal of Aging and Health, 2019, p
dc.date.updated2020-02-18T23:39:03Z
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gro.rights.copyrightYuhei Inoue et al., Enhancing Older Adults’ Sense of Belonging and Subjective Well-Being Through Sport Game Attendance, Team Identification, and Emotional Support, Journal of Aging and Health. Copyright 2019 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorLock, Daniel J.


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