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Passion and pride in professional sports: Investigating the role of workplace emotion

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posted on 07.11.2016, 14:13 by Steve Swanson, Aubrey Kent
The current study examined the influence of passion and pride on employees of professional sport organizations. Anecdotally, much has been noted about the role that emotions play in making the sport industry one of the world’s largest and most visible. However, empirical investigation is lacking in relation to those who choose a career in this environment. Results from an analysis of 933 employee survey responses representing 89 teams across 5 leagues suggest that passion and pride play an important role influencing commonly assessed workplace attitudes and behaviors. Notably, obsessive passion se ems to work in a distinctly positive fashion within professional sport workplaces, as compared to its negative influence on employees within other non-sport industries researched previously.

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School

  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Sport Management Review

Volume

20

Issue

4

Pages

352-364

Citation

SWANSON, S. and KENT, A., 2017. Passion and pride in professional sports: Investigating the role of workplace emotion. Sport Management Review, 20 (4), pp. 352-364.

Publisher

© Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

13/10/2016

Publication date

2016-10-29

Copyright date

2017

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Sport Management Review and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2016.10.004

ISSN

1441-3523

Language

en

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