Sport Activity for Health!! The Effects of Karate Participants’ Involvement, Perceived Value, and Leisure Benefits on Recommendation Intention

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Chang, Ying-Chih ; Yeh, Tsu-Ming ; Pai, Fan-Yun ; Huang, Tai-Peng (2018)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, volume 15, issue 5 (issn: 1661-7827, eissn: 1660-4601)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ijerph15050953, pmc: PMC5981992
  • Subject: perceived value | recommendation intention | R | involvement | Medicine | leisure benefits | Article

This study intends to discuss the effects of participants’ involvement, perceived value, and leisure benefits on recommendation intention in the sport of karate. The questionnaires were collected online by karate clubs on Facebook and included 369 valid participants. The research findings show that karate participants from different places of residence do not display significant differences in involvement, perceived value, leisure benefits, and recommendation intention. Furthermore, “attraction” in the involvement category reveals the highest mean, “paid spirit and energy being worthy” in perceived value appears as the highest mean, and “physiological benefits” in leisure benefits shows the highest mean. The Pearson correlation analysis result presents significant strong positive correlations between involvement, perceived value, leisure benefits, and recommendation intention. Finally, multiple regression analysis reveals that leisure benefits, except “physiological benefits”, show notably positive effects on recommendation intention. According to the research results, suggestions are proposed for the reference of karate teaching business managers, participants, and future research.
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