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dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Kevin Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-04T14:37:44Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.date.submitted2002
dc.identifier.otherb2440469x
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/32796
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
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dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to validate a new protocol for examining spectator behavior at high school sporting events. The methodology was based on the construct of Smelser's (1962) six determinants of collective behavior - conduciveness, strain, growth of beliefs, precipitating factors, mobilization , and social controls - and operationalised incorporating both qualitative (interviews and observations) and quantitative methods that included a behavioral assessment, an identification scale, and pre- and post-game emotional scales. Fourteen games (3 hockey, 6 soccer, 5 football) were observed over three stages of methodological development. Data were collected by teams of researchers at the games, and then were organized by themes relating to the six determinants. The themes were then examined against social and psychological theories attributed to spectator research, and examined for new construct relationships of the determinants. The research yielded a valid methodology for further spectator research, and suggestions for understanding spectator behavior are offered.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.subjectSport spectator behavioren_US
dc.subjectCollective behavioren_US
dc.subjectSmelser, Neilen_US
dc.subjectHigh schoolen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of sport crowd behavior adapting Smelser's theory of collective behavioren_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.description.embargo2031-01-01
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.barcode11719022840914
dc.identifier.mmsid99181493750001161


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