Spectators' perceived social benefits, subjective well-being and support intention: non-mega-parasporting events' educational perspective

Rei Yamashita*, Masaya Muneda

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研究成果: Article査読

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Purpose: It is crucial to create an inclusive society through sport. Many researchers have focused on the social benefits of hosting events and identified the necessity of revealing the impact of parasport. There is inadequate knowledge of what local residents perceive from spectating non-mega-parasporting events. Therefore, this research aimed to reveal the influence of spectators' perceived social benefits, subjective well-being, and support for parasport events. Design/methodology/approach: A survey was conducted with questionnaires distributed to spectators of two wheelchair basketball tournaments. Of the 2,100 questionnaires distributed, 1,996 were returned; of these, 1,544 were rejected because of not having local resident status. The final response rate of useable questionnaires was 22.6% (n = 452). Findings: Both community benefits and cultural/educational benefits positively affected subjective well-being, which also significantly affected support for the event. Further, there was no significant moderating effect of having family members or close friends with disability. Practical implications: The results indicate that sporting event managers can collaborate with local educational boards and use sporting events as educational material for children to raise next-generation, highly diversity-minded leaders from the local area. Originality/value: This study revealed that parasporting events have educational value. Additionally, athletes with disabilities inspire spectators, which changes the perception of their educational impacts.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)454-469
ページ数16
ジャーナルInternational Journal of Event and Festival Management
12
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 10月 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ビジネス、管理および会計(全般)
  • 観光事業、レジャーおよびホスピタリティ管理

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