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|Title: ||Does national pride from international sporting success contribute to well-being? An international investigation|
|Authors: ||Pawlowski, Tim|
Downward, Paul M.
|Keywords: ||Sport events|
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Publisher: ||Elsevier (© Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand)|
|Citation: ||PAWLOWSKI, T., DOWNWARD, P. and RASCIUTE, S., 2013. Does national pride from international sporting success contribute to well-being? An international investigation. Sport Management Review, 17 (2), pp.121-132.|
|Abstract: ||The sports industry is viewed as being of growing economic significance, reflected in its
promotion in public policy. One specific aspect of this policy is to argue that investment in
international sporting success creates pride from sporting success, which contributes to
subjective well-being (SWB). However, though it has been argued that indicators of
sporting success, such as the number of medals won at major sports events like the
Olympics, act as a proxy for pride from sporting success, there have not been any direct
tests of this hypothesis. Controlling for the impact of physical activity, attendance at sports
events and other standard covariates, this paper addresses this hypothesis by focusing on a
variable which directly measures pride felt from sporting success (Pride) by individuals.
Because of the possibility that a latent characteristic such as nationalism, or overall
national pride, might be linked to both Pride and SWB, i.e. an endogeneity problem is
present, an instrumental variable technique is employed. The findings do not support the
hypothesis that pride following from sporting success can contribute distinctly to SWB.
Moreover, the hosting of events may be more important than success at them, a point
suggested by the positive association between attendance at sporting events and SWB. As
such the goals of public sector investment in both hosting major sports events as well as
investment in sports development to achieve international sporting success are shown to
be more distinct than implied in much of the policy announcements and require more
|Description: ||Closed access.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2013.06.007|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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