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The process toward commitment to running—The role of different motives, involvement, and coaching

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.

Keywords
Active leisure; Serious leisure; Running event

Journal
Sport Management Review: Volume 21, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Author(s)Rocha, Claudio M; Gratao, Otavio
Publication date31/08/2018
Publication date online19/10/2017
Date accepted by journal13/10/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26032
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1441-3523
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