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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The process toward commitment to running - The role of different motives, involvement, and coaching
Author(s): Rocha, Claudio M
Gratao, Otavio
Contact Email: claudio.rocha@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Active leisure
Serious leisure
Running event
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2018
Citation: Rocha CM & Gratao O (2018) The process toward commitment to running - The role of different motives, involvement, and coaching. Sport Management Review, 21 (4), pp. 459-472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2017.10.003
Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was twofold: (a) to explore and describe the relationships between different facets of motivation, involvement, and commitment to running, and (b) to test whether recreational coached runners differ from non-coached runners in their motivation, involvement, and commitment to running. Drawing on the psychological continuum model (PCM), a model was proposed to test relationships among motives, attitudinal and behavioral involvement, and commitment to running as a leisure activity. Results showed that two (enjoyment and health) out of five motives were significant indicators of attitudinal involvement. Attitudinal involvement was a significant predictor of behavioral involvement, which in turn was a significant predictor of commitment. Coached runners differed from non-coached runners in all tested variables. The structural relationships among the variables varied based on the tested group. Implications for theory and practice are presented.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.smr.2017.10.003
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Rocha CM & Gratao O (2018) The process toward commitment to running—The role of different motives, involvement, and coaching. Sport Management Review, 21 (4), pp. 459-472. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2017.10.003 © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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