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Criteria of Participation at the Sport and Recreation Services of Municipal Organizations

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Author(s): Georgia Yfantidou | Aikaterini Tsernou | Maria Michalopoulos | George Costa

Journal: International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation & Tourism
ISSN 1791-874X

Volume: 7;
Issue: a;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: sport services | municipal authorities | sports for all

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the services of municipal authorities of Komotini Greece, as they are recorded through the opinions of citizen’s of the municipality. In order to examine the services, a questionnaire was used that included questions about the participation in the programs, the reasons / factors for participation in exercise, the content of the programs and the personal characteristics of the citizens (exercising and no exercising people at municipal organization). Subjects in this study were 303 people all citizens of municipality of Komotini. Factor analysis detected five factors in the questionnaire: 1) quality of instructors, 2) functionality, 3) availability and program provision, 4) other services and 5) location. Also, were applied two-way factor analysis between the factors "age" and "education", "weekly frequency of exercise" and "monthly duration of exercise", "age" and "income" to find which of the criteria affect the participation. From the analysis appeared important effect of criteria of "weekly frequency of exercise" and was realised difference between the rungs.
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