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Running with social media : social network sites and the adoption of marathon running

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dc.contributor.author Loos, Joanne Romero
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-02T22:33:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-02T22:33:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/101805
dc.description M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2013.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract With steady increases in social media use and Internet use for health information in general, individuals are turning to their interpersonal, social networks to find subjective evaluation information regarding health-related behavior. At the same time, marathon completion rates have been steadily increasing and are now at an all-time high. Scholars have assessed varying factors that contribute to successful adoption of marathon running, but none yet have examined the ways in which social media may be affecting those factors. Using framework and theory from the fields of communication, sport psychology, behavior, and health, this study identified relationships between social media use and other factors related to marathon-running adoption. It found that there is a strong, positive, and significant correlation between social media use and perceived observability of marathon-running activity on SNS; a moderate, positive, and significant correlation between social media use and athletic identity; and also a strong, positive, and significant correlation between perceived observability of marathon running on SNS and perceived competence to successfully adopt marathon running.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2013]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Communication.
dc.subject running
dc.title Running with social media : social network sites and the adoption of marathon running
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
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