|Title||Revisiting the host city: an empirical examination of sport involvement, place attachment, event satisfaction and spectator intentions at the London Olympics|
|Authors||Brown, G., Smith, A. and Assaker, G.|
This paper tests a model based on hypothesized relationships among sport involvement, place evaluations; at the level of venue and host city, and event satisfaction as antecedents of behavioral intentions. The relationships are explored among a sample of people attending the 2012 London Olympic Games (n = 603). Spectators completed questionnaires at event venues, providing responses at the place and time of the consumptive experience. Confirmatory factor analysis was employed to determine the dimensions of the constructs and to test the validity of measurement items. The structural model indicated that sport involvement and place attachment influenced revisit intentions but this was not the case for event satisfaction. This suggests that although tourism will benefit when spectators experience a psychological connection with event venues, the Olympic Games offer a distinctive event experience that does not have a direct influence on intentions to revisit the host city.
|Keywords||Olympics, Event Satisfaction, Revisit intentions, Sport Involvement, Venue Attachment.|
|Journal citation||55, pp. 160-172|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2016.02.010|
|Published||27 Feb 2016|