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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2012 Volume: 9 Number: 1

Responsible Environmental Behavior&Physical Exercise in Outdoor Sport Centers

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management    Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 1

Authors: Aglaia Zafeiroudi & Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis
Pages: 1-9

Abstract:
The present study tested the psychometric properties of the 'Responsible Environmental Behaviour' scale in a Greek population. Additionally, differences in responsible environmental behaviour as a function of demographic characteristics were examined. Finally, the study investigated the relationship between responsible environmental behaviour and physical exercise participation in outdoor Sport Centers (e.g., parks). The survey involved 203 people from Greece (56% men and 44% women), coming from the two largest counties of Greece, Attica (69%) and Thessaloniki (31%), aged 18 to 69 years. The results of the exploratory factor analysis for the Responsible Environmental Behaviour scale provided support for the factorial validity of the scale, indicating the existence of two factors: a) 'individual environmental action’ and b) ‘group environmental action’. Analysis of internal consistency supported the reliability of the two subscales (Cronbach’s alpha .77 and .87 respectively). Regarding demographic characteristics the analyses showed that (a) men had higher scores than women in 'group environmental action' (p <.01), b) people with higher education showed higher scores in 'individual (p <.01) environmental action’. Finally, it was found that participants who did physical exercise in outdoor sport centers 'quite often' showed higher scores in 'group environmental action' (p <.01) than those who reported that they never did exercise. The results supported the psychometric properties of Responsible Environmental Behaviour and provided useful preliminary information on environmental behaviour in Greece.


Motivation in the Context of Leisure and Outdoor Recreational Activities: An Application of The Hierarchical Model and the Goal Achievement Model Among Children 12-15 Years Old

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 1

Authors: Stelios Tsapatos, Asterios Patsiaouras & Dimitrios Kokaridas
Pages: 10-17

Abstract:
The aim of present study was to examine the interaction of the hierarchical model of motivation and the hierarchical model of approach and avoidance achievement goals in the Context of Leisure and Outdoor Recreational Activities. A sample of 200 children (108 boys, 92 girls) from summer camps participated in the study from Macedonia area. Results from regression analyses of data were consistent with study hypotheses and with previous findings examining the effects of achievement goals on motivation. Mastery-oriented motivational climate was positively related with intrinsic motivation and negatively related with non-self-determined extrinsic motivation and amotivation. Avoidance-oriented motivational climate was negatively related with intrinsic motivation and positively related with amotivation. Performance (approach-avoidance)-oriented motivational climate was positively related with non-self-determined extrinsic motivation.


Green Consumer Behavior: Application to Sport and Recreation Products - Services

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 1

Authors: Charilaos Kouthouris, Evangelia Kontogianni,and Konstantinos Alexandris
Pages: 18-30

Abstract:
Environmental issues are receiving high importance to consumers around the world. Consumers aren’t indifferent towards environmental degradation; they tend now to seek to a greater degree «green products» and «environmentally friendly services». This trend has led to the emergence of a new type of consumer, the «green consumer». Significant efforts have been made to find the characteristics of the «green consumer», but the findings are yet equivocal. The need for proper market segmentation is compelling. Marketers should be able to target more successfully the «green» part of the population and to define successfully the appropriate strategy. The current paper, which is a literature review aims to: a) define the profile of the «green consumer», b) identify the variables which can be used to achieve a successful market segmentation and c) report applications of the “green marketing” on services and products of the sport and recreation market.


Investigating Student’s Sport Participation At Greek Universities
Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management

Hellenic Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  Year: 2012 Volume: 9 Number: 1

Authors: Theophilos Masmanidis
Pages: 30-37

Abstract:
The purpose of present study was to explore students’ sports participation before, during and after studies in Greek Universities. Three thousand and forty one students from seven universities in Greece completed from a list of 34 different sports the three most favoured sports according to: a) students higher sport participation rates before university studies, b) students sport participation during university studies and c) students intentions for future sport participation, after the end of university studies. Results indicated that a) in the past, students concentrated on 13 sports that were well known and widespread in Greece, b) during their studies, students scored the highest participation rates on fitness, muscular strength and chess and c) according to future intention students declared participation in 18 sports, although those were less common in Greece, but were more desired by students. The official department responsible for student’s physical training in Greek Universities should promote new sports and new types of exercise to enable students to be active sport participants during their studies and active exercise citizens during their real life.


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