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Article: Impacts of the 4th East Asian games on residents' participation in leisure sports and physical activities: the case of Macau, China

TitleImpacts of the 4th East Asian games on residents' participation in leisure sports and physical activities: the case of Macau, China
Authors
KeywordsEast asian games
Enhancement effect
Leisure constraint
Physical activity
Public health image
Issue Date2011
PublisherSlovenske Akademije Znanosti in Umetnosti, Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center, Geografski Institut. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.zrc-sazu.si/gi/GZ.htm
Citation
Acta Geographica Slovenica, 2011, v. 51 n. 2, p. 377-390 How to Cite?
AbstractSport events and the associated impacts are not new subjects for academic research, and the past enquiries have given substantial attentions to the economic impacts, especially those of tourism. Some important social issues have not been sufficiently investigated, including the extent to which sport events stimulate resident interest in leisure sports and the enhancement effects on public health. This study aims to address the past omissions through an examination of the 4th East Asian Games. It especially focuses on the extent to which the event stimulated resident participation in leisure sports and physical activities, so as to draw implications for public health enhancement and the ripple benefits for tourism. Combined methods were used for the investigation, which included questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews, documentary research and on-site observations. The results indicate that respondents who were highly attached to the sport promotion schemes of the event perceived most positive impacts and were more likely to support the city to host similar events in the future. While the results show to a certain extent that the 4th East Asian Games stimulated resident interest in leisure sports, forming and adopting relevant policies are considered necessary for nurturing a community culture of sports that may help construct a public health image of the host city and, this will eventually benefit local tourism.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144605
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuk, YMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T06:15:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T06:15:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationActa Geographica Slovenica, 2011, v. 51 n. 2, p. 377-390en_US
dc.identifier.issn1581-6613en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144605-
dc.description.abstractSport events and the associated impacts are not new subjects for academic research, and the past enquiries have given substantial attentions to the economic impacts, especially those of tourism. Some important social issues have not been sufficiently investigated, including the extent to which sport events stimulate resident interest in leisure sports and the enhancement effects on public health. This study aims to address the past omissions through an examination of the 4th East Asian Games. It especially focuses on the extent to which the event stimulated resident participation in leisure sports and physical activities, so as to draw implications for public health enhancement and the ripple benefits for tourism. Combined methods were used for the investigation, which included questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews, documentary research and on-site observations. The results indicate that respondents who were highly attached to the sport promotion schemes of the event perceived most positive impacts and were more likely to support the city to host similar events in the future. While the results show to a certain extent that the 4th East Asian Games stimulated resident interest in leisure sports, forming and adopting relevant policies are considered necessary for nurturing a community culture of sports that may help construct a public health image of the host city and, this will eventually benefit local tourism.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSlovenske Akademije Znanosti in Umetnosti, Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center, Geografski Institut. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.zrc-sazu.si/gi/GZ.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofActa Geographica Slovenicaen_US
dc.subjectEast asian games-
dc.subjectEnhancement effect-
dc.subjectLeisure constraint-
dc.subjectPhysical activity-
dc.subjectPublic health image-
dc.titleImpacts of the 4th East Asian games on residents' participation in leisure sports and physical activities: the case of Macau, Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y: liyiping@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.3986/AGS51304-
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dc.identifier.hkuros198348en_US
dc.identifier.volume51en_US
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage377en_US
dc.identifier.epage390en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000299575600009-
dc.publisher.placeSlovenia-

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