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Profiling the sport consumption attitudes and behaviours of fantasy football players
conference contributionposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Adam Karg, H McDonald
Most sporting codes encourage participation in Fantasy Sport (FS), despite few making direct revenue from it. There is a lack of empirical evidence whether this is good practice, for although FS can increase involvement and education, it may also compete with other forms of sport consumption for consumers limited resources. This study begins to address whether FS competes with or complements sport consumption by comparing FS players with nonplayers. Data was collected from surveys (n=182) of AFL fans, with findings indicating FS players had higher tested measures of attitudes (e.g., team identification, commitment) and behaviours (e.g., game attendance, television viewing) related to the sport. What remains to be determined is causality, and suggestions on how to examine this are given.