ORCA General Poster Session

Title

The Well-Being of Sport Fans: Predicting Personal Life Satisfaction and Social Life Satisfaction

Presenter Information

David KeslerFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

Major

Clinical Psychology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Daniel Wann, PhD.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Previous research (Wann & Pierce, 2005) used a modified version of the Satisfaction with Life Scale to discover a positive link between highly identified fans of a local sports team and social life satisfaction. The current study was designed to expand upon this previous research by examining the relationship between level of local sport team identification, general sport fandom, and two types of life satisfaction, Personal Life Satisfaction and Social Life Satisfaction.

It was expected that higher levels of local team identification would be associated with higher levels of social life satisfaction, and that higher levels of general sport fandom would be associated with higher levels of personal life satisfaction.

Participants completed surveys assessing their level of fandom for college basketball in general, their level of identification with their schools men’s varsity basketball team, and levels of personal and social life satisfaction.

The results indicated that identification with the local team, as well as sport fandom in general, were positive predictors of personal life satisfaction. Identification with a local sport team was a positive predictor of social life satisfaction as well.

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The Well-Being of Sport Fans: Predicting Personal Life Satisfaction and Social Life Satisfaction

Previous research (Wann & Pierce, 2005) used a modified version of the Satisfaction with Life Scale to discover a positive link between highly identified fans of a local sports team and social life satisfaction. The current study was designed to expand upon this previous research by examining the relationship between level of local sport team identification, general sport fandom, and two types of life satisfaction, Personal Life Satisfaction and Social Life Satisfaction.

It was expected that higher levels of local team identification would be associated with higher levels of social life satisfaction, and that higher levels of general sport fandom would be associated with higher levels of personal life satisfaction.

Participants completed surveys assessing their level of fandom for college basketball in general, their level of identification with their schools men’s varsity basketball team, and levels of personal and social life satisfaction.

The results indicated that identification with the local team, as well as sport fandom in general, were positive predictors of personal life satisfaction. Identification with a local sport team was a positive predictor of social life satisfaction as well.