Recent Submissions

  • Psychological benefits of a professional sport franchise to the community 

    Kim, Insub; Jones, Toryn (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    The defining quality of typical communities is the central focal point that unites individuals within that group. In North American society, professional sports are a prime example of centralized interests that unite and ...
  • Origin of fan identity 

    Bonsall, Julica; Willey, Sarah (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    The purpose of this research is to identify the origin of fans' identity while analyzing levels of commitment to teams. In order to measure fan commitment, the Sport Spectator Identification Scale (SSIS) (Wann, 1993) was ...