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Sport, media and actual consumption behavior: an examination of spectator motives and constraints for sport media consumption

Konstantinos Koronios (Department of Sport Organization and Management, University of Peloponnese, Sparti, Greece)
Antonios Travlos (Department of Sport Organization and Management, University of Peloponnese, Sparti, Greece)
John Douvis (Department of Sport Organization and Management, University of Peloponnese, Sparti, Greece)
Andreas Papadopoulos (Department of Sport Organization and Management, University of Peloponnese, Sparti, Greece)

EuroMed Journal of Business

ISSN: 1450-2194

Article publication date: 9 May 2020

Issue publication date: 22 June 2020

Abstract

Purpose

The present study is an initial attempt to assess the impact of motivators and constraints on individual's intention for sport media consumption. The advancement of sport media consumption has been underlined by the academic literature during the past few years. In fact, one of the most conspicuous concerns that experts in the sport industry face nowadays is the fans' preference to stay home and watch sport events. The objective of this research is to determine the impact of motivations and constraints for individuals' sport media consumption intentions.

Design/methodology/approach

A quantitative method was used for the purpose of this study, and a sum of 1,704 fulfilled questionnaires were obtained and analyzed by means of SPSS and AMOS

Findings

According to the results, internal and external motivators such as attachment to team, achievement, social, drama, role model and promotion observed to have a considerable impact on participants' consumption intention. Moreover, results pointed out a significant impact of structural and intrapersonal constraints on consumption intention.

Originality/value

The aim of the present research was to analyze the link between the constraints of spectator purposes and actual media consumption. In addition, there is an examination of generation-based factors among the spectators within the scope of possible contrasting aspects, a variable which has not been examined in any previous studies until now.

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Citation

Koronios, K., Travlos, A., Douvis, J. and Papadopoulos, A. (2020), "Sport, media and actual consumption behavior: an examination of spectator motives and constraints for sport media consumption", EuroMed Journal of Business, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 151-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/EMJB-10-2019-0130

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