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Determinantes de la pertenencia a entidades deportivas/Factors Affecting Sport Organizations Membership



    () (Departamento Economía Financiera I, UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO, ESPAÑA.)


    () (Departamento Economía Aplicada III, UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO, ESPAÑA.)


La justificación del estudio reside en la importancia del deporte en nuestra sociedad y en el papel que juegan las entidades deportivas como catalizadores entre el deporte y las relaciones sociales. El objetivo del trabajo es analizar los factores socio-demográficos y socio-económicos que determinan el hecho de pertenecer a una entidad deportiva. La metodología de un modelo heteroscedástico de elección discreta binaria, junto con los datos obtenidos de la encuesta “Hábitos Deportivos de los Españoles” en 2005, permite analizar los efectos de distintas variables sobre la probabilidad de pertenecer a una entidad deportiva. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que en la demanda de pertenencia a una entidad deportiva influyen positivamente el género, el nivel estudios, la posesión de una buena forma física y la práctica de deporte, entre otros. The main motivation for this study lies in the importance sports have in our nowadays society and, more specifically, in the role sport organizations play as merging factor between sports and social relations. The main objective of this study is the analysis of the variables that have an effect on the decision of an individual to become a member of a given sport club. The proposed methodology of using a heteroskedastic binary choice model, and its application to a data set obtained from the survey of Spanish sport habits collected in the year 2005, allows us to be able to obtain a detailed analysis of the effect the different variables set have on the probability to become a member of a sport club. Results show that the demand of a sport club membership is closely related to individual characteristics such as gender, level of education, physical fitness and if the individual is an athlete or not

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  • Sigüenza, Waleska & Mariel, Petr, 2012. "Determinantes de la pertenencia a entidades deportivas/Factors Affecting Sport Organizations Membership," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 467-488, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:30_2_4

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    Determinantes sociales; entidad deportiva; logit heteroscedástico ; Social Status Factors; Sport Club; Heteroskedastic Logit Model.;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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