Factors affecting fan attendance: The influence of identity salience and satisfaction

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Abstract

The study combines disparate streams of research in order to develop a model of devoted fan behavior. The theoretical foundations for this study are based on literature examining social identity theory, involvement, attachment and satisfaction. A model of the factors that influence fan identity salience and attendance is developed and tested. First, the factors that influence fan identity salience and sporting event attendance are discussed and an integrated model is developed. Second, the proposed model is tested using a sample of college students. Third, the implications of the findings are discussed. The findings suggest that identity salience is an important factor in explaining fan-related behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-246
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Leisure Research
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Attachment
  • Attendance
  • Enduring involvement
  • Identity salience
  • Satisfaction
  • Situation involvement
  • Social identity theory

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