Event Title

Investigation of NFL Fan Perception of Injury Protocol

Poster Number

018

Faculty Mentor

Jinwook (Jason) Chung, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

Rutledge Building

Start Date

12-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

April 2019

Description

In the past five years, the National Football League (NFL) has experienced a significant revolt from fans due to the number of concussions that players have received and the perceived failure of the league to take concussion protocol seriously. The purpose of this research project was to better understand the fans’ perceptions of injury protocol and how they impact spectator behavior. Data were collected using a survey that consists of twenty questions (e.g., demographics, fan perceptions of player injury, and spectator behavior). Data analysis indicated that a majority of fans who participated in the survey do not feel that they would decrease their viewing of the NFL. A conclusion was made from this research that if the current issues with player injury continue, sports practitioners will need to utilize this research to better evaluate fans’ perceptions in the future. In addition, sport practitioners can adopt the findings from this research to develop better marketing strategies by understanding sports fans’ perceptions.

Course Assignment

SPMA 390 – Chung

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Investigation of NFL Fan Perception of Injury Protocol

Rutledge Building

In the past five years, the National Football League (NFL) has experienced a significant revolt from fans due to the number of concussions that players have received and the perceived failure of the league to take concussion protocol seriously. The purpose of this research project was to better understand the fans’ perceptions of injury protocol and how they impact spectator behavior. Data were collected using a survey that consists of twenty questions (e.g., demographics, fan perceptions of player injury, and spectator behavior). Data analysis indicated that a majority of fans who participated in the survey do not feel that they would decrease their viewing of the NFL. A conclusion was made from this research that if the current issues with player injury continue, sports practitioners will need to utilize this research to better evaluate fans’ perceptions in the future. In addition, sport practitioners can adopt the findings from this research to develop better marketing strategies by understanding sports fans’ perceptions.