Title of Abstract

Examining the Motivations of Traditional Fantasy Sport

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Faculty Mentor

Jinwook (Jason) Chung, Ph.D.

Abstract

Traditional fantasy sports have generated continuous interest in sports. However, with the growing fascination and studies regarding daily fantasy sports, the current motives for playing traditional fantasy sports have become less clear. A survey was conducted to see which motives contribute the most and the least, and to examine the effects on attendance and viewership. The survey also examined demographics and fandom level. The results showed that entertainment and surveillance are the two biggest motivational factors to playing traditional fantasy sports, while money (gambling) is the smallest contributor. Results also showed that playing does not increase attendance but does create a spike in viewership. Age doesn’t greatly affect motives and most traditional fantasy sport players are avid sport fans.

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24-4-2020 12:00 AM

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Examining the Motivations of Traditional Fantasy Sport

Traditional fantasy sports have generated continuous interest in sports. However, with the growing fascination and studies regarding daily fantasy sports, the current motives for playing traditional fantasy sports have become less clear. A survey was conducted to see which motives contribute the most and the least, and to examine the effects on attendance and viewership. The survey also examined demographics and fandom level. The results showed that entertainment and surveillance are the two biggest motivational factors to playing traditional fantasy sports, while money (gambling) is the smallest contributor. Results also showed that playing does not increase attendance but does create a spike in viewership. Age doesn’t greatly affect motives and most traditional fantasy sport players are avid sport fans.