IJSM Contents & Abstracts Volume 9 (2008)

ISBN 978-0-89641-456-3

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Sport Management Students’ Ethical Ideologies — Shane V. Caswell, Trenton E. Gould, Robert E. Baker, Curt Lairs — The purpose of this study was to assess the current status of sport management students’ ethical ideologies and determine if education level and gender affect students’ ethical ideologies. (1-21)

  • Human Resource Management Systems and Organizational Effectiveness in Non-Profit Sport Organizations: A Multilevel Approach — Marlene A. Dixon, Raymond A. Noe, Donna L. Pastore — This study tests Dixon, Noe, & Pastore’s (2004) multilevel framework of the relationship between human resource management systems and organizational effectiveness in American non-profit sport organizations. The findings are discussed in detail and recommendations for future research are provided. (22-45)

  • Gender Differences in the Factors Influencing Viewership of Televised Sports — Donghun Lee, Ketra L. Armstrong — This study examined whether gender differences existed among a sample (N = 304) of college students regarding: (a) the types of sports watched most frequently on television, (b) the primary influence of self (self-actualization and self-esteem), social (social-facilitation and affiliation), and team (team identification and vicarious achievement) motives on their viewership of televised sports, and (c) the ancillary influence of situational factors on their viewership of televised sports. (46-66)

  • Marketing to Asian American Sport Consumers  — Yong Jae Jo, Cathryn L. Claussen, Robert E. Rinehart, Youngjin Hur — The rapid growth and complexity of the sport industry warrants a deeper understanding of the diverse sport consumers within a variety of consumer niches. This study continues the exploration of race and sport consumption by examining unique characteristics and socio-cultural factors that influence Asian-American sport consumers. (67-80)

  • Attractiveness of Sport Management Jobs and Their Attributes  — Doyeon Won, Packianathan Chelladurai — The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative importance attached to five selected job attributes by sport management students. Data were collected from undergraduate (n = 136) and graduate (n = 42) sport management students in Midwestern, Southeastern, and Eastern universities (N = 178). (81-101)

  • Factors Affecting Behavioral Intentions: The Case of a State Sports Event — Yosuke Tsuji, Gregg Bennett, Windy Dees — The purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting behavioral intentions at a state sports event. Specifically, effects of sportscape and satisfaction on behavioral intentions were investigated. In addition, differences of perception of these constructs between spectators and athletes at the event were explored. (102-115)

ISBN 978-0-89641-459-4

  • Tackling Steroid Abuse in Interscholastic Athletics: Perceptions of Athletic Directors — John Miller, John T. Wendt, Todd Seidler — While there have been some studies done on high school steroid use, very few investigations have included interscholastic athletic directors. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the athletic director perceptions of steroid use in interscholastic athletics in three different regions of the United States. (117-133)

  • Reform in College Athletics: Views of FBS College Presidents — Dallas Branch, Jr., Jack C. Watson II, John R. Lubker — Intercollegiate athletic programs in the NCAA’s highest competitive division (I-A), now referred to as the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), continue to wrestle with issues that confound the relationship between the academic and athletic missions of the institutions. This study examined the attitudes of FBS presidents on the financial, academic, and student-welfare issues affecting college athletics, among others. (134-151)

  • The Impact of the NCAA’s Recruiting Certification Program on Recruiting Violations — Colby B. Jubenville, Benjamin D. Goss, Kenneth E. Wright — The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the number of NCAA institutions with major infractions involving recruiting would not significantly increase after implementation of the Recruiting Certification Program. Data for three sport categories and nine violations categories in pre-certification and post-certification periods were analyzed using the Chi Square contingency to detect significant patterns and/or correlations in the levels of differences between observed and expected levels of violations. (152-174)

  • The Relevance of Intercollegiate Athletic Participation for Men and Women: Examination of Hiring Preferences to Entry Level Management Positions Based on Role Congruity Theory — Laura J. Burton, Heidi Grappendorf, Angela C. Hendeerson, Gara B. Field, Jeff A. Dennis — Role congruity theory was used to examine whether participation in intercollegiate athletics influences hiring preferences for entry level management positions. (175-192)

  • Narrowing the Gender Gap? A Pilot Analysis of High School Athletics Websites — Bryan Butler, Michael Sagas — Despite the growing interest in the benefits girls receive from participation in sports (Videon, 2002) and studies suggesting that girls can be inspired to participate by role models (Kusy & Osinski, 2001), media continue to provide less coverage of female athletes and women’s sports in general than for male athletes and sports (Pederson & Whisenant, 2002). The purpose of this study was to analyze high school websites to assess coverage by gender, looking at 11 websites in four states. (193-205)

  • Exploring High Performance Management in Olympic Sport With Reference to Practices in the Former USSR and Russia — Peter Smolianov, Dwight H. Zakus — The article conceptualizes the set of elements required for development and management of high performance sport. Based on the review and analysis of Australian, North American, Western and Eastern European reference material, a globally applicable model of high performance sport integrated with mass participation is constructed. (206-232)

ISBN 978-0-89641-462-4

  • Volunteer Preferences for Training Influences of Individual Difference Factors — May Kim, Packianathan Chelladurai — The influences of four individual difference factors (Goal Orientation, Commitment, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation to Volunteer) on volunteers’ Willingness to be Trained were explored. (233-249)

  • Work-Life Culture of Collegiate Athletics: Perceptions of Supervisors — Jennifer E. Bruening, Marlene A. Dixon, Bonnie Tiell, Barbara Osborne, Nancy Lough, Kristi Sweeney — The current study contributes to existing research by examining the critical perceptions of supervisors in establishing a work-life friendly culture within college athletics and how supportive cultures might impact job attitudes, performance, and retention. N.B. The terms supervisor, manager, and administrator are used interchangeably throughout the manuscript. (250-272)

  • Duration of Mood Maintenance in Spectating Sport: A Losing Game Case — Hyungil Harry Kwon, Brian A. Turner, Seungeun Cindy Lee — The current research investigated the length of mood maintenance in a sport context. More specifically, this study examined whether pre-game moods (i.e., positive or neutral) and personal relevance (i.e., level of team identification) influenced post-game moods and cognitive elaboration in a losing game situation. (273-1285)

  • Exploring the Relationship between Trait Curiosity and Initial Interest in Sport Spectatorship — Seong-Hee Park, Damon P.S. Andrew, Daniel F. Mahony — While many prior studies on sport fan behavior have focused on highly identified sport fans, little research has investigated what factors initially attract one to consume sport. This study explored the role trait curiosity plays in initial sport interest. (286-303)

  • Inside the Canadian Fitness Industry: Development of a Conceptual Framework of Organizational Structure — Eric MacIntosh, Alison Doherty — This study explored the organizational culture in the Canadian fitness industry. Interviews were conducted with 21 professionals from different sectors of the fitness industry (i.e., for-profit, not-for-profit, women’s only, coed, chain, independent) to determine key cultural dimensions. (303-327)

  • The Effect of Fan Involvement on Consumers’ Response to Sponsorship at a Professional Tennis Tournament — Windy Dees, Gregg Bennett— The purpose of this study was to test whether fan involvement with an annual professional tennis tournament would affect the relationship between attitude toward the sponsor and purchase intentions. (328-342)

ISBN 978-0-89641-466-2

  • College Sports on Campus: Uncovering the Link between Fan Identification and Sense of Community — Aaron W. Clopton — To explore the concept that college campuses are experiencing an increasing presente of entertainment in athletics, surveys were completed online by undergraduate students from four institutions (N = 1790), examining their level of identification with their school’s athletics program and their perceived level of community on campus.(343-362)

  • Country of Origin and Centrality: A Positional Segregation Analysis of Major League Baseball — Jason Sosa, Micheal Sagas — The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of positional centrality within Major League Baseball (MLB) amongst players born outside of the United States borders. (363-378)

  • Distributive Justice in Intercollegiate Athletics: Perceptions of Student Athletes — Seungmo Kim, Damon P.S. Andrew, Daniel F. Mahony, Mary A. Hums — This study’s purpose was to examine student athletes’ perceived outcome fairness under their athletic department’s current resource distribution system based on gender and sport type (i.e., revenue/non-revenue sports). (379-393)

  • Assessing Satisfaction with Campus Recreation Programs among College Students with Physical Disabilities — Taeho Yoh, Hee Won Yang, Michael Mohr — The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of college students with disabilities toward participating in campus recreation programs and their satisfaction. (394-406)

  • Are Coaches’ Predictions of a Recruit’s Collegiate Football Performance Any Different than Yours or Mine? A Comparison of Coach and Student Game Film Ratings — Kevin G. Love, Katherine Wolford, Adam Johnson, Jeffrey Labrador — Game film analysis of football recruit performance has not been systematically examined in terms of rater reliability. The present study compared the ratings of college football coaches and students as to a high school quarterback’s current ability and predicted performance as a college football player using game film. (407-426)

  • The Relationship between Team Identification and Sport Consumption Intentions — Jeffrey James, Galen T. Trail — The purpose of this study was to examine whether attendance intentions were distinct from other consumption intentions when the influence of team identification was taken into account.(427-440)

  • Managers’ Ability to Identify Ethical Issues in the Sport Industry — Andy Rudd, Mike Mondello — Given the nonexistence of empirical research on the ethical decision making of sport managers, the purpose of this qualitative, exploratory study was to: 1) obtain an initial understanding of the types of ethical issues sport managers encounter in their work and how they resolve these issues; 2) use this study’s findings to suggest a greater need for ethics training in sport management programs; 3) stimulate further research and scholarship in the area of ethics and sport management. (441-459)

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