Publication Date

5-2009

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Frederick G. Grieve (Director),Dr. Anthony R. Paquin,Dr. W. Pitt Derryberry

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts

Abstract

Although sport fandom is often stereotypically associated with negative behaviors such as poor interpersonal skills and aggressiveness, theorists have suggested that, because sport fandom provides such a social and fun atmosphere, fandom may actually be related to psychological health. ... Research for the current study looked to expand prior research as the correlation between Team Identification and several factors, including psychological well-being, collective self-esteem, and community identification. ....

Disciplines

Community Psychology | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology