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An empirical investigation of the role of camaraderie, cause, competency, and participation motives in the development of attachment to a charity sport event
Managing Leisure
  • Kevin Filo, Griffith University
  • Daniel Funk, Griffith University
  • Danny O'Brien, Bond University
Date of this Version
2-13-2014
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Journal Article
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Filo, K., Funk, D.C., & O'Brien, D. (2014). An empirical investigation of the role of camaraderie, cause, competency, and participation motives in the development of attachment to a charity sport event. Managing Leisure, 1-19.

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Abstract
This paper examines the factors that contribute to the meaning participants hold for charity sport events. Specifically, the paper investigates the role of three value-laden constructs; along with participation motives, to understand participant attachment to a charity sport event. An online questionnaire was given to participants in the Lance Armstrong Foundation LIVESTRONG Challenge (n 5 568) following the event. Data analysis revealed two recreational event motives, three motives for charitable giving, and three value-laden constructs contribute to attachment to the charity sport event. In addition, the results revealed the value-laden constructs make a stronger contribution to event attachment than the participation motives. Suggestions are made for increasing the meaning held for the event through community building, calls to action, and customization.
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Kevin Filo, Daniel Funk and Danny O'Brien. "An empirical investigation of the role of camaraderie, cause, competency, and participation motives in the development of attachment to a charity sport event" Managing Leisure (2014) ISSN: 1360-6719
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danny_obrien/5/