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dc.contributor.authorFunk, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Jeremyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRidinger, Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorKaplanidou, Kikien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:50:57Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:50:57Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-24T07:16:03Z
dc.identifier.issn01490400en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01490400.2011.564926en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40318
dc.description.abstractMass participation sport events are often cited as increasing population-level physical activity, but empirical evidence is scarce as to their effectiveness. The current research examined the developmental role of these events in increasing positive attitudes toward physically active leisure by a) determining its motivational capacity and b) investigating how sport event participation contributes to activity commitment and future exercise intentions. A multiattribute survey was distributed on-line to participants of a running event held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (N = 2,791) three months after the event. Inferential statistics revealed that 10 motives directed participation across 75% of the population. Multivariate multiple linear regression analyses revealed event participation motives combined with event satisfaction and physical activity involvement explained 30% of running commitment and 31% of future exercise intentions. Most notably, the event promoted stronger attitudes toward regular exercise among participants who were more satisfied with their event experience, least active before the event, and had completed fewer prior organized events. This evidence demonstrates that mass participant sporting events can serve as important social and environmental correlates of physical activity.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom250en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto268en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLeisure Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Leisure Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150404en_US
dc.titleCapacity of Mass Participant Sport Events for the Development of Activity Commitment and Future Exercise Intentionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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