Schlesinger, T. & Nagel, S.
Individuelle und strukturelle Faktoren der Mitgliederbindung im Sportverein.
This article analyses the conditions influencing the commitment of members of sports clubs. It focuses not only on individual characteristics of members, but also on the corresponding struc-tural conditions of sports clubs related to the individual decision to quit or continue their mem-bership. The influences of both the individual and context levels on the commitment of members are estimated in different multi-level models. Results of these multi-level analyses indicate that commitment of members is not just an outcome of individual characteristics such as strong commitment to the club, positive positively perceived communication and cooperation, satisfac-tion with sports clubsʼ offers, or voluntary engagement. It is also influenced by club-specific structural conditions: commitment is more probable in rural sports clubs, and clubs who explicitly support sociability, whereas success-oriented sporting goals in clubs have a destabilizing effect.
Schlesinger, T. & Nagel, S. (2013). Individuelle und strukturelle Faktoren der Mitgliederbindung im Sportverein. Sportwissenschaft, 43 (2), 90-101. DOI: 10.1007/s12662-013-0291-y.
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