Are sports club members big spenders?: Findings from sport specific analyses in Germany

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Title Are sports club members big spenders?: Findings from sport specific analyses in Germany
Author Wicker, Pamela Vanessa; Breuer, Christoph; Pawlowski, Tim
Journal Name Sport Management Review
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Abstract This paper analyses the sport expenditures of people who are members of non-profit sports clubs (N = 10,013) in Germany. Adult members, active in 21 sports, were asked about their sport expenditure relating to several defined categories. The results show that members spend an average of €1610 per year on their chosen sport. Sport specific analyses reveal big differences in expenditure between sports, ranging from badminton (€338) to equestrian (€7902). According to sport-specific regression analyses, personal income, level of performance, and weekly time of participation are the main predictors of sport-specific expenditures. Compared to other studies, these results show that the financial status of members of non-profit sports clubs is very strong.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2009.07.001
Volume 13
Issue Number 3
Page from 214
Page to 224
ISSN 1441-3523
Date Accessioned 2011-11-28
Date Available 2012-02-10T04:04:13Z
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41714
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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