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Using motivation and team identification to predict sport fans' emotional responses to team performance

Wann, D.L.; Royalty, J.L.; Rochelle, A.R.

Journal of Sport Behavior 25(2): 207-216

2002


ISSN/ISBN: 0162-7341
Accession: 004000567

Although previous research had indicated that specific fan motives such as entertainment and family needs predicted the post-game affect of spectators, this research had failed to take into account the importance of team identification. Thus, the current study examined the unique contribution of fan motivation on post-game affect while controlling for level of identification.

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