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Sports Spectator Behavior for Collegiate Women’s Basketball
Management Faculty Research
  • Jennifer Y. Mak, Marshall University
  • Anita N. Lee
  • Juliet Donahue, Marshall University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the Desire to attend collegiate women’s basketball (DES) and three aspects of attending collegiate women's basketball games. The participants were spectators of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I women's basketball game ranging in age from 18 to 70 (N = 312). The Modified Sports Consumers Questionnaire (Milne & McDonald, 1999) was administered during a basketball game. After exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), three factors (Habit, Attitude, and Satisfaction) with 19 items were retained for Sports Spectator Behavior (SSB). Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the relationships among DES and three SSB factors. The findings revealed that the DES was positively related to the Habit of affiliating themselves with sports (HAB) and the Attitude toward watching sports (ATT), but negatively related to the Satisfaction of watching sports (SAT). The three main predictors of SSB account for 85% of the variance of DES.
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This article first appeared in the 2007 issue of Journal of Contemporary Athletics, and is reprinted with permission.

Copyright © 2008 Nova Science Publishers, Inc

Citation Information
Mak, J. Y., Lee, A. N., & Donahue, J. (2007). Sports spectator behavior for collegiate women’s basketball. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 2(4), 357-365.