Contents & Abstracts Volume 8 (2007)

ISBN 978-089641-442-6

  • Perceived Treatment Discrimination among Coaches:  The Influence of Race and Sport Coached — George B. Cunningham, Michael Sagas — The purpose of this study was to examine (a) the influence of perceived treatment discrimination on subsequent work outcomes and (b) the interactive effects of race and sport coached in explaining these variables. (1-20)

  • Is Sport Management Research Diverse?  A Five-Year Analysis of Dissertations — Stephen W. Dittmore, Daniel F. Mahony, Damon P.S. Andrew, Sean Phelps — This study examined recent doctoral dissertation topics in sport management to determine the breadth of content areas being examined and to determine if there were any gender differences in the focus areas. (21-31)

  • Organizational Justice as a Predictor of Job Satisfaction:  An Examination of University Recreation Department Student Employees  — Jeremy S. Jordan, Brian A. Turner, Rhonda R. DuBord — The present study measured the relationship between organizationaljustice and job satisfaction of student employees at a university recreation department. (32-54)

  • Marketing to Millennial Generation Consumers of Action Sports:  Cultural Diversity Considerations — Cathryn L. Claussen, Yong Jae Ko, Robert Rinehart — The Millennial Generation will soon be the largest, most diverse market segment in the United States. A broad research agenda is outlined that should facilitate a more in-depth understanding of Millinnial Generation consumer behavior in sport. (55-66)

  • Achievement Goal Orientations and Volunteers — Brenda A. Riemer, Jeanne L. Thomas, Michelle Visio — This study applies achievement goal orientations as a model of motivation for a group of sporting event volunteer assistants. (67-79)

  • Sport Volunteer Motivations and Demographic Influences at a Tour Event — Rob Hardin, Gi-Yong Koo, Brooke King, Jennifer Zdroik — This research builds upon previous research in the area of motivational influences for sport volunteerism. The purposes of this study were to understand what types of people are volunteering for the Nationwide Tour, (2) to examine volunteer motivation at the Nationwide Tour, and (3) to examine whether demographics influenced motivational factors for volunteering. (80-94)

  • Print and Broadcast Connections of ESPN: An Investigation of the Alignment of Editorial Coverage in ESPN The Magazine with ESPN’s Broadcasting Rights — Galen Clavio, Paul M. Pedersen — The purpose of this study was to determine if ESPN The Magazine’s editorial content was significantly affected by broadcast contract considerations of the ABC/ESPN family of networks, which is owned by the parent company of the magazine. (95-114)

  • The Influence of Psychological Connection On Professional Sport Team Brand Associations — Stephen D. Ross, Jeffrey D. James — Professional sport team executives are faced with the challenge of attracting consumers in a convoluted marketplace. A better understanding of consumer segments allows organizations to better position a sport team in the minds of consumers. The current study sought to extend our understanding of sport consumers by examining professional sport team brand associations across different segments of psychologically committed consumers. (115-129)


  • What Sponsors Want —Margaret Daniels, Robert Baker, Kenneth Backman, Sheila Backman — This study examined feedback from 28 sponsors of a professional sport event to determine patterns of importance and performance indicators. Importance-performance methods revealed that companies are more concerned with their commercial interests than the philanthropic opportunities linked to sponsorship. (131-144)

  • Student-Athlete Perceptions of the Coach/Athlete Relationship and Their Impact on Intercollegiate Sports Programs: An Interpretative Case Study of Small-College Head Football Coaches —Colby B. Jubenville, Benjamin D. Goss, Dennis R. Phillips — The purpose of this study was to examine student-athletes’ perceptions of coaching performance among NCAA Division III and NAIA head football coaches and investigate the importance of players’ assessments of head coaches in improving coaching effectiveness as a management/operation function of intercollegiate sports programs serving as purposeful units of educational institutions. (147-169)

  • Understanding the Role of Organizational Support for Coaches — Jong-Chae Kim, George B. Cunningham — The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the extent to which financial organizational support was empirically distinct from affective organizational support, and (b) examine the relationship between the two forms of support and job satisfaction. (170-179)

  • An Examination of Intercollegiate Coaches’ Commitment to Their Athletic Director — Brian A. Turner — While many studies in sport management research have examined organizational and occupational commitment, no study to date has looked at commitment to supervisor. The purpose of the current study was to examine intercollegiate athletic coaches’ commitment to their athletic director, and the effect of this commitment on turnover intentions and performance. (180-192)

  • Senior Woman Administrator’s Perspectives on Professional Advancement —Nancy Lough, Heidi Grappendorf — This study was designed to assess senior women administrator’s perceptions regarding the antecedents to career advancement and the likelihood that more women will advance to the Athletic Director role in the future. (193-209)

  • Commitment to Core Values and Organizational Effectiveness: A Proposed Conceptual Model for Intercollegiate Athletic Programs in the United States —Taeho Yoh, Meungguk Park, Paul M. Pedersen, Cindy Lee — This study proposes a conceptual model that explains the antecedents (i.e., leader commitment; employee commitment), moderators (i.e., organizational structure, external environment), and consequences (i.e., employee behavior, organizational performance) of commitment to core values in intercollegiate athletic programs. The model illustrates the causes and results of core value deviations. (210-225)

  • A Trend Analysis of the Proportion of Women in College Coaching — Melanie L. Sartore, Michael Sagas — In the present study, data from the most recent Acosta and Carpenter report were subjected to a trend analysis using analysis of variance. Findings from the analysis of two separate timeframes indicated a significant downward cubic trend for the proportion of women in head coaching positions between the years of 1977-2006. (226-244)


  • The Prevalence of Occupational Segregation in Athletic Administrative Positions —Jacqueline McDowell, George B. Cunningham — The purpose of this study was to explore reasons for the prevalence of occupational segregation in athletic administrative positions and to develop strategies that could be used to increase racial minorities’ representation in all administrative positions. (245-262)

  • Unpaid Interns in Sport: Are They Legal?— Susan Brown Foster, Kerryann Cook — Susan Brown Foster, Kerryann Cook — The purpose of this analysis was to examine the FLSA, corresponding case law, and numerous tests being used to determine FLSA compliance. (263-279)

  • Customer Preference and Student Basketball Tickets: Using Conjoint Analysis to Develop Ticket Policy — Christopher Greenwell, Nels Popp, Eric Brownlee, Jeremy S. Jordan — This study investigates which attributes of college basketball ticket policies are most preferable to students. (280-294)

  • The Influence of Gender on Sponsorship Recognition — Stephen D. Ross, Patrick Walsh, Heather D. Maxwell — The purpose of this study is to examine if differences exist in sponsorship recognition across gender as it relates to official sponsors of a professional sports franchise. (295-308)

  • Influence of Role Identity on Volunteer Intentions — May Kim, Galen T. Trail— The current study attempted to show what kinds of role identities predict an individual’s (N=229) volunteer intentions. (309-323)

  • A Content Analysis of Division I Men’s Basketball Recruiting Strategies: Separating High-majors from Mid-majors —Chad Seifried — This article attempts to reveal the various strategies Division I men’s basketball programs use to attract recruits to their institution and asks if any differences exist between high and mid-major programs. (324-346)

  • To Market Real Life Sport Games through Sports Video Games: A Preliminary Study on Causal Relationships among Sport Video Game Interest and Sport Games Interest —S. Roger Park, Nathan Tamasini, Andrew J. Choi, Patrick R. Draves — With the growth of the video game market, professional sport leagues have licensed with videogame manufacturers to promote their real life contests. The purpose of this study was to examine the causal relationships among the variables of Fun and Enjoyment Dimension (FED), Excitement Dimension (ED), Sport Video Game Interest (SVGI), and Sport Game Interest (SGI). (347-357)

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  • Building Fan Interest in Minor League Sport Organizations: Individual Player vs. Team Approach —Jennifer Wegmeyer, Carol W. DeMoranville, Kimberly M. Judson — This study surveyed minor league fans to determine whether player or team interest is stronger and would increase or maintain fan attendance. (359-371)

  • Exploring the Ways Trait Competitiveness Differentiates Salespeople in Professional Sport Clubs —Samuel Y. Todd, Damon P.S. Andrew, Tony Lachowetz, Brad Pursel — We examined whether highly competitive salespeople, compared to those “low” in the trait, would score higher in job performance, job self-efficacy, introjected goals, and sales effort. (372-387)

  • The Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Organizational Climate For NCAA Division I Athletic Compliance Directors —Heather J. Lawrence — This article examines the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational climate within the context of midlevel intercollegiate athletics administration. (388-405)

  • The Role of Sociodemographics in Sport Sponsorship Proposals: The Case of a Minor League Hockey Team —Eddie T.C. Lam, Mary E. LaVine, James J. Zhang, Bülent Gürbüz — Using a data-driven approach, this study covered a wide spectrum of lifestyles and demographic information of minor league hockey spectators that were unavailable in previous sponsorship studies. (406-428)

  • Transformational Leadership in Collegiate Coaching: The Effects of Transformational Leadership on Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior —Jinho Choi, Michael Sagas, Se-Hyuk Park, George B. Cunningham — The purpose of this study was to examine the transformational leadership style of athletic directors on work-related outcomes as perceived by head coaches in 53 institutions from five major conferences (the Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Conference, the Pacific 10 Conference, the Southeastern Conference, and the Athletic Coast Conference) in the NCAA. (429-446)

  • A Five-Year Content Analysis of Academic Positions in Sport Management: Professorial Announcements and Advertisements from 2001-02 through 2005-06 —Paul M. Pedersen, Larry W. Fielding, John Vincent — The purpose of this study was to analyze sport management faculty job market over the past five years. (447-461)

  • Index for IJSM Volume 8 (2007) — (462-464)

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