Individual and structural factors of member commitment in sports clubs

Schlesinger, Torsten; Nagel, Siegfried (2013). Individual and structural factors of member commitment in sports clubs. Sportwissenschaft, 43(2), pp. 90-101. Springer Berlin Heidelberg 10.1007/s12662-013-0291-y

[img] Text
art%3A10.1007%2Fs12662-013-0291-y.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (918kB) | Request a copy
[img]
Preview
Text
12662_2013_Article_291.pdf - Other
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (918kB) | Preview

This article analyses the conditions influencing the commitment of members of sports clubs. It focuses not only on individual characteristics of members, but also on the corresponding structural conditions of sports clubs related to the individual decision to quit or continue their membership. The influences of both the individual and context levels on the commitment of members are estimated in different multi-level models. Results of these multi-level analyses indicate that commitment of members is not just an outcome of individual characteristics such as strong commitment to the club, positively perceived communication and cooperation, satisfaction with sports clubsʼ offers, or voluntary engagement. It is also influenced by club-specific structural conditions: commitment is more probable in rural sports clubs, and clubs who explicitly support sociability, whereas success-oriented sporting goals in clubs have a destabilizing effect.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science III

UniBE Contributor:

Schlesinger, Torsten and Nagel, Siegfried

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

0342-2380

Publisher:

Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Language:

German

Submitter:

Rahel Spring

Date Deposited:

07 Feb 2014 12:59

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 14:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12662-013-0291-y

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sportvereine, Mitgliedschaft, Interessenorganisation, Mitgliederbindung, Mehrebenenanalyse, Sports clubs, Membership, Interest organization, Commitment of members, Multi level analysis

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.40502

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40502

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback