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ERIC Number: EJ929359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Applying the Team Identification-Social Psychological Health Model to Older Sport Fans
Wann, Daniel L.; Rogers, Kelly; Dooley, Keith; Foley, Mary
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v72 n4 p303-315 2011
According to the Team Identification-Social Psychological Health Model (Wann, 2006b), team identification and social psychological health should be positively correlated because identification leads to important social connections which, in turn, facilitate well-being. Although past research substantiates the hypothesized positive relationship between team identification and well-being, earlier studies focused solely on college student populations. The current study extended past work in this area by investigating the team identification/well-being relationship among older sport fans. A sample of older adults (N = 96; M age = 70.82) completed scales assessing demographics, identification with a local college basketball team, and measures of social psychological well-being. As hypothesized, team identification accounted for a significant proportion of unique variance in two measures of social psychological health (collective self-esteem and loneliness). (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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