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Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1629; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10051629

Sport Involvement Analysis in Hungary, in the North Great Plain Region

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Institute of Rural Development, Tourism and Sports Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Debrecen 4000, Hungary
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Institute of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Debrecen 4000, Hungary
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Institute of Management and Organization Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Debrecen 4000, Hungary
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Received: 1 April 2018 / Revised: 9 May 2018 / Accepted: 16 May 2018 / Published: 18 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Leisure, Tourism, Sport and Community Development)
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On a global level, a healthy lifestyle is experienced more where sport and physical activity as a way of life has gained more importance. European Union documents (such as the White Paper on Sport—2007) further stressed the important role of physical activity, and member states have declared the same opinion. Almost all scientific research approaches the topic by measuring the sport-related activity rate and incidence. The findings of Eurobarometer (2014) revealed that 41% of responding European citizens pursue some kinds of sport or do some form of body movement once a week, while 59% rarely or never do. In Hungary, compared to the findings of 2009, activity improved. Still, 44% of Hungarian citizens never undertake any sports activity. Pursuing sport and showing interests in a more active lifestyle are indicators that may truly reflect the social connection between sport and the society itself, and we may apply both terms in the framework of engagement. These terms lead us to the topic of sport related involvement, including social, psychological, and economic dimensions. In a large sample representative survey, carried out among Hungarian people in the North Great plain region, we aimed to reveal the specifications of sport engagement and our empirical findings have proved a very strong connection between sport and the population itself. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; sports event; sports involvement; rooting physical activity; sports event; sports involvement; rooting
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Bácsné Bába, É.; Fenyves, V.; Szabados, G.; Pető, K.; Bács, Z.; Dajnoki, K. Sport Involvement Analysis in Hungary, in the North Great Plain Region. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1629.

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