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dc.contributor.authorFilo, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, Millicent
dc.contributor.authorSobh, Rana
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-27T01:56:28Z
dc.date.available2021-08-27T01:56:28Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1525-9951
dc.identifier.doi10.3727/152599519X15506259856606
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407337
dc.description.abstractThe Qatari government has increasingly supported education of Qatar residents on the importance of physical activity, along with developing and improving sport infrastructure, and bidding for and hosting a collection of sport events. Despite these efforts, a number of challenges inherent to Qatar may hinder participation among the country's residents. The current research examines constraints to physical activity described by participants in a sport event in Qatar, along with factors that facilitated their participation. Semistructured interviews were conducted with Qatari residents who had participated in the Ooredoo Marathon (N = 22), the largest participatory sport event in Doha, Qatar that targets individuals of all running abilities. Four constraints (social life, reluctance to walk, lack of time and competing priorities, and expectations for women) along with three facilitators (technology, peer and familial support, and government support) emerged from these interviews. The findings provide implications for sport and event managers to promote the social aspects of sport event participation in Qatar, as well as heightening awareness of sport focused technology.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCognizant Communication Corporation
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom381
dc.relation.ispartofpageto397
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEvent Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4207
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsHospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subject.keywordsParticipatory sport events
dc.subject.keywordsSport event participation
dc.titleConstraints and Facilitators of Sport Participation in Qatar: Perceptions of Ooredoo Marathon Participants
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFilo, K; Kennelly, M; Sobh, R, Constraints and Facilitators of Sport Participation in Qatar: Perceptions of Ooredoo Marathon Participants, Event Management, 2021, 25 (4), pp. 381-397
dc.date.updated2021-08-24T23:39:29Z
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gro.griffith.authorKennelly, Millicent P.
gro.griffith.authorFilo, Kevin R.


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