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C. Solomou (2012)
The Perceptions of the Athenians Towards the 2004 Olympic Games
Abstract: In 2004 the city of Athens hosted the 28th Olympiad for the first time since 1896, when the first modern Olympic Games were held there. Hosting the Games was conceived by the Greeks as an opportunity to promote the Olympic spirit and the values that the Games stand for it, but also as a unique opportunity to proceed with a face-lift of their city and the promotion of Athens and in extend Greece worldwide as a tourist destination.
M. Armstrong (2012)
Practices and Perceptions Concerning Concussion Management Among South Carolina Public High School Athletic Trainers
Abstract: The general purpose of this study was to analyze the practices and perceptions utilized and held by South Carolina athletic trainers with regards to concussion management. During the fall of 2011, 208 South Carolina public high school were asked to complete a 22 question survey using true/false questions, a 5-point Likert scale and demographic based questions to obtain information regarding neurocognitive baseline testing, sideline assessment, grading scales, RTP guidelines, preventative equipment, education/awareness, symptoms and general care with regards to concussion management.
T. DeVinney (2012)
Sport Management Faculty External Grant-Writing Activities in the United States
Abstract: This study was conducted to fill a void in information, provide relevant, current data for faculty members related to external grant-writing activities related to the academic field of sport management and serve as a tool that may aid in the advancement of external grant-writing efforts within the field of sport management. All data is specific to sport management departments and sport management faculty.
Cheng-Hung Pan (2012)
An Investigation of the Relationships Among Sport Tourism Quality, Satisfaction and Tourists' Intentions to Return for a Triathlon in Taiwan
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among service quality, customer satisfaction and tourists' intent to return at a triathlon sport tourism event in Taiwan. The target population of this study was tourists who visited or participated in the Flowing Lake Triathlon hosted at Taitung in Taiwan during 2011. Over 1,000 race tourists and their families and friends joined in at the Flowing Lake Triathlon. A total of 500 questionnaires were prepared for data collection. After the event, 425 questionnaires (85%) were returned to the research associates.
C. Welch (2012)
The Study of High School Administrators' Perceptions of the Future of Women as Athletic Directors in the State of Missouri
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine high school administrators' perceptions of the future of women as athletic directors in the state of Missouri. Superintendents, high school principals, athletic directors (ADs) in Missouri completed a Likert survey in an effort to understand perceptual context as to why more women are not in positions as athletic directors. Learning from their insight could bring about a discussion as to the importance of women's leadership roles as athletic directors in more high schools in Missouri, encourage more women to apply for, retain or obtain positions as athletic directors, and to portray this position as a viable career choice for young women in the future.
K. Henschel (2012)
Approach-Avoidance Motivation in Children Participating in the Pacer in a Small Town in Southern California
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the motivation and performance of children completing the PACER. A total of 292 fifth and sixth grade students participated in the study. The sample population was representative of the total school population in gender, grade distribution, and ethnic diversity. The students were divided into three groups. All three groups participated in the PACER during week one and week four. The first group (music group) did not attend PE class during weeks two and three.
S. Cooke (2012)
Factors Associated with Professional Football Players in the NFL who have Committed Criminal Conduct
Abstract: This study examined socio-demographic and individual factors associated with professional football players in the National Football League (NFL) who have been arrested for criminal conduct during the years 2000-2010. Socio-demographic and individual factors were analyzed for NFL players (N=406) who were arrested for criminal conduct to determine correlations among possible risk factors. The results of this study suggested certain socio-demographic and individual factors are associated with professional football players in the NFL who have been arrested for criminal conduct. This study revealed the factors with the strongest correlations to arrests for criminal conduct were ethnicity, high school city crime rate, leaving college early, being arrested or suspended while in college, and number of years in the league.