Determinants of sport participation in different sports

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Title Determinants of sport participation in different sports
Author Breuer, Christoph; Hallmann, Kirstin; Wicker, Pamela Vanessa
Journal Name Managing Leisure
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Previous research has shown that the demographic–economic model consisting of variables such as age, gender, nationality, income, and time can generally be used to explain sport participation. However, this model has not yet been tested for participation in different sports. The purpose of this paper is to test the applicability of the model for different sports and to depict profiles for sport participants in different sports in Germany. Based on data from different sport participation surveys with an overall sample size of n = 26,263, the determinants for practising different sports are tested using regression analyses. The findings suggest that different sports have diverse determinants. For example, the typical tennis player tends to be male, well-educated, and a native of the country. The results indicate that the demographic–economic model is appropriate in predicting sport participation in different sports.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13606719.2011.613625
Volume 16
Issue Number 4
Page from 269
Page to 286
ISSN 1360-6719
Date Accessioned 2011-11-28
Date Available 2012-02-10T01:43:04Z
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41633
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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