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Título: Sports participation in higher education: an exploratory study on golf
Autor: Rodrigues, Pedro Miguel Monteiro
Garcês, J.
Teixeira, J.
Bento, Helena
Carvalho, Maria José
Palavras-chave: Sports participation
Higher education
Data: 2015
Editora: Revista Intercontinental de Gestão Desportiva
Citação: Rodrigues, Pedro Miguel Monteiro; Garcês, J.; Teixeira, J.; Bento, Helena; Carvalho, Maria José (2015). Sports participation in higher education: an exploratory study on golf. In XVI Congresso Nacional da APOGESD e Revista Intercontinental de Gestão Desportiva. Vilamoura
Relatório da Série N.º: 2;
Resumo: The Eurobarometer Sport and Physical Activity (2014) presents a Portuguese sports participation (36%) distant from the European average. In golf the national trend keeps up, observing a national participation rate among the lowest in Europe, less than 0.2% (KPMG, 2015). However, Portugal is systematically considered as a reference destination when it comes to golf tourism (KPMG, 2015). In this context, it is essential to study these asymmetries. In this case we decided to explore the golf among the higher education community. The choice is justified by the potential impact on participation associated with the expected buying power. Data collection was conducted through self-determined questionnaire (Theodorakis, Alexandris, Rodriguez, & Sarmento, 2004). The invitation to participate was sent via email and resulted in 258 valid responses [55% male, age (18- 57)]. The descriptive analysis of the, convenience, sample established that sport participation rate is 84.8% (one or more times per week). The intensity practice is mostly considered to be "moderate" (28.2%) to "high" (22.8%). Football (41.5%) and running (38.8%) are the most widely practiced. The main constraints to the practice are the "lack of time" (70.5%) and "lack of infrastructure near the residence" (20.9%). At the same time, 68.2% of respondents the desire for more regular sports activities. Among the not practiced, the modalities ski/snowboarding (22.9%) and tennis (19%) appear as the preferred. In the case of golf a insignificant rate is observed (1.2%), yet a significant potential demand, 6.6%. When asked specifically about the possibility to practice golf, 34.6% of respondents indicate that is likely or very likely to practice this sport in the time frame of 3 to 5 years. It is concluded that sports participation rate of the sample is high, but the same was not true for golf. The study shows that golf has a high potential demand which must be considered by managers and academics.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/17643
ISSN: 2237-3373
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