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Marathon participation: A study of motivation and training habits of runners affiliated with a charitable cause.
Autorzy:
Choate, Michelle, United States Sports Academy, US
Źródło:
Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 69(8-A), 2009. pp. 3086.
Liczba stron:
1
Wydawca:
US: ProQuest Information & Learning.
Other JournalTitles:
Dissertation Abstracts International
ISSN:
0419-4209 (Print)
ISBN:
978-0-549-82137-3
Numer zlecenia:
AAI3329383
Język:
English
Słowa kluczowe:
marathon participation; motivation; training habits; runners; charitable cause
Abstrakt:
The purpose of the research was to examine the motivations and training habits of first-time and veteranmarathon participants affiliated with a charitable cause organization. A significant number of first-time and veteran marathon runners chose to participate in this endurance event in support of a cause. Participants were required to raise money, as well as sacrifice a considerable number of hours to training, enduring physical duress. It was hoped that an understanding of the motivations forparticipation and training habits would serve to improve recruitment, preparation, and persistence of runners. Results indicated some statistically significant differences in the motivations of first-time participants and veteran marathon runners. The study participants included first-time (n=60) and veteran marathoners (n=55) who participated in the Country Music Marathon, in Nashville, Tennessee.Runners were recruited from among the members of the Leukemia Society's Team in Training. Team in Training is the endurance sport, fundraising organization associated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Volunteer respondents completed three questionnaires including: the Participant Questionnaire, collecting demographic, training, and present or past association with a blood cancer patientinformation; the Motivations of Marathoners Scales; and the Motivations of Sport Volunteers Scales. Responses were analyzed via a series of parametric and non-parametric statistical tests. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Tematy:
*Charitable Behavior; *Motivation; *Running; *Sports; *Training
Klasyfikacja:
Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3600)Populacja:
Human (10)
Lokalizacja:
US
Grupa wiekowa:
Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300)
Methodology:
Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
Format Availability:
Electronic; Print
Format Covered:
Electronic
Typ publikacji:
Dissertation Abstract
Typ dokumentu:
Dissertation
Data zatwierdzenia:
20090511
Numer akcesji:
2009-99030-511Baza danych:
PsycINFO

Tytuł:
An investigation of the different motivations of marathon runners with varying degrees of... Wg: Masters, Kevin S., Ogles, Benjamin M., Journal of Sport Behavior, 01627341, Mar95, Tom 18, Wydanie 1
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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE DIFFERENT MOTIVATIONS OF MARATHON RUNNERS WITH VARYING DEGREES OFEXPERIENCE
Treść
1. Procedure
2. Motivations of Marathoners Scales (MOMS)
3. Results
4. Discussion
5. Veteran Marathon Runners
6. Mid-level Marathon Runners
7. Rookie Marathon Runners
8. Implications and Limitations
9. References
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Thefactors which motivate someone to initiate an activity am often different from the factors which motivate the individual to continue in the activity. In addition, these factors are likely to vary from activity to activity. Consequently, the motivations for marathon running of first time participants, those with midlevels of experience, and veteran marathon runners may differ. In this study, the...
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