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Sport spectatorship motives of Malaysian university students


Popa, Arporn and Yusof, Aminuddin and Mohd Shah, Parilah and Soh, Kim Geok (2013) Sport spectatorship motives of Malaysian university students. International Journal of Sport Studies, 3 (2). pp. 199-204. ISSN 2251-7502


The purpose of this study was to investigate Malaysian students’ sport spectatorship motives and to determine differences in motives in terms of gender and nationalities. Using Capella’s (2001) Fan Behavior Questionnaire, data was collected from 259 local and international students studying at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The result of t-tests (p < 0.05) suggests significant differences in motives between males an d females in terms of pro social behaviors (t = 3.308), anti-social behaviors (t = 4.104), and emotionality (t = 5.383). Local and international students differed significantly in terms of pro social behaviors dimension (t = 2.203, p < 0.05), but there was no significant difference in terms of negative behaviors and emotionality. The results of the study were discussed in light of earlier findings concerning motives of watching sports events.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: VictorQuest Publications
Keywords: Sport events; Sport fan; College students’ motivation
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 08:48
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 06:03
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28966
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