The comparison between the fandom rate and the motivational factors in Iranian and Korean handball national team players

The purpose of this study is to survey the handball participatory fandom and the motivational factors affecting Iranian and Korean national team players' participation in handball. The whole national team players of both countries (28 individuals) participated in 13th Asian Men Championship and were selected as the population of this study. Standard Participant Motivations Questionnaire (PMQ), Sport Fandom Questionnaire (SFQ) and demographics questionnaire were used as the research instruments. The descriptive statistics (f-frequency distribution, percentage, mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (analysis of variance ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, multivariate analysis of variance MANOVA and Tukey test) were used in the study. The results of Pearson correlation coefficient showed significant relationships between eight motivational factors and decisions about participating in handball for both countries' participants (p<0.01). ANOVA showed a significant difference in motivational level between Iranian and Korean participants (F = 8.558, P = 0.000). On the basis of the results of MANOVA, there were significant differences in nationality and players' participation in handball (F = 15.569, P = 0.001). For handball participatory fandom development in Iran, we need strategic planning in the basis of motivational factor preferences by Korean and Iranian national team players.
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Subjects: handball high performance sport elite sport psychology interview motivation
Notations: sport games social sciences
Published in: World Journal of Sport Sciences
Published: 2009
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced