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dc.contributor.authorLock, D
dc.contributor.authorHeere, B
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-18T23:45:20Z
dc.date.available2020-02-18T23:45:20Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1618-4742
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/16184742.2017.1306872
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391671
dc.description.abstractResearch question: Existing team identification research uses various definitions, conceptualisations, and theoretical frameworks. In this paper, we provide a theoretical analysis of previous research using the two dominant theoretical approaches: identity theory and the social identity approach. Our primary purpose is to provide a theoretical framework for the on-going study of ‘team’ identification in sport management research. Findings: Scholars have used identity theory (role) and the social identity approach (group) in their quest to understand team identification, however, limited attention has been paid to the differences between the two frameworks. We focus on two aspects of role and group identification that epitomise divergence in terms of analytical focus and explanations for behaviour: the basis for identification and salience. Implications: The manuscript concludes with three recommendations for future research. First, with the aim of making future research more specific, we recommend the use of fan (spectator) identification in studies using identity theory and team identification (organisation/brand) in studies exploring the influence of group identity. Second, we outline definitions for role (fan) and group (team) identification in sport research. Finally, we reflect on the measurement of team identification.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom413
dc.relation.ispartofpageto435
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Sport Management Quarterly
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.titleIdentity crisis: a theoretical analysis of ‘team identification’ research
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLock, D; Heere, B, Identity crisis: a theoretical analysis of ‘team identification’ research, European Sport Management Quarterly, 2017, 17 (4), pp. 413-435
dc.date.updated2020-02-18T23:43:04Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in European Sport Management Quarterly, Volume 17, Issue 4, 413-435 , 20 Apr 2017, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2017.1306872
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