Jung Hwan Park (Grady PhD student), Joe Phua, Suh, Y. I., & Martin, T. G. (2016). When good athletes go badly: the impact of the Tiger Woods scandal on consumers’ perceptions of his brand endorsements, Global Sport Business Journal, 4(2), 1-13
Abstract: This study investigated which decision (maintain vs. dismiss endorsement relationship)will represent the most positive impact on consumers with different levels of fan identification when the celebrity endorser is involved in scandal. MANCOVA was utilized to examine the influence of team identification on consumers’ responses toward sponsors’ decisions. Results indicated that when the sponsor maintained the endorsement relationship, highly identified fans had significantly more positive attitudes and word of mouth intentions than lowly identified fans. Conversely, when the sponsor dismissed the endorsement relationship, lowly identified fans had significantly more positive word of mouth intentions towards the sponsor.
Examining spectator motivations in Major League Baseball
Abstract: Despite the increasing size and consumption power of senior consumers, in the sport marketing literature there appears to be no published work which attempts to understand the consumption behavior differences between senior and non-senior sport spectators. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the different motives between senior and non-senior consumers who attend […]
Part of the goal of the International Paralympic Committee is to “touch the heart of all people for a more equitable society.” Media exposure of athletes with permanent physical disabilities may affect the able-bodied population’s perception of people with disabilities in general. We theorized that this change in attitude could occur following parasocial contact with […]