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Perceived organizational support, internal motivation, and work–family conflict among soccer referees

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posted on 24.04.2019, 15:33 authored by Eunah Hong, Yejee Jeong, Paul DownwardPaul Downward
This study explores the perceived organizational support, internal motivation, and work–family conflict of amateur soccer referees of South Korea. The aim is to inform effective strategies for the retention of referees, which is necessary for the sport to function. Past research has addressed perceived organizational support, internal motivation, and work–family conflict, but does not integrate these three domains. We collected data from 260 referees and used structural equation modeling to test hypotheses. The findings of this study are as follows: First, perceived organizational support had a positive effect on internal motivation. Second, internal motivation reduced work–family conflict. Third, internal motivation fully mediated the relationship between perceived organizational support and work–family conflict. The practical implications for more effective human resource management are discussed in depth and include providing network opportunities for referees, and also constructive feedback from interactions between referees and their coaches.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Managing Sport and Leisure

Volume

24

Issue

1-3

Pages

141-154

Citation

HONG, E., JEONG, Y. and DOWNWARD, P.M., 2019. Perceived organizational support, internal motivation, and work–family conflict among soccer referees. Managing Sport and Leisure, 24 (1-3), pp.141-154.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Managing Sport and Leisure on 22 Mar 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2019.1593049

Acceptance date

07/03/2019

Publication date

2019-03-22

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

2375-0472

eISSN

2375-0480

Language

en