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The Study of Fans’ Brand Loyalty in Iranian Professional Football League


  • Vajihe Javani

    (Department of Physical Education , Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)

  • Mohammad Ehsani

    (Department of Physical Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)

  • Mojtaba Amiryc

    (Faculty of Management , Tehran University, Tehran, Iran)

  • Hashem Kozechiyan

    (Department of Physical Education , Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)


The study aims to examine winning brands influence on fans’ brand loyalty in Iranian professional football league. A ten-minute pen and paper questionnaire was distributed to fans of five superior teams of Iranian professional football league in 2009-2010 seasons. Team’s association questionnaire developed by Gladden and Funk (2001) was used for data collection. Reliability of the questionnaire was estimated by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. A structural equation model (SEM) test with maximum likelihood estimation was performed to test the relationships among the research variables using 912 participants. The findings showed three dimensions of brand associations influenced on fan’s brand loyalty of which the attitude was the most important. Benefits and attributes were placed in the second and third rank respectively. In addition, the obtained model of this research highlighted strong interactional effects between the three mentioned dimensions of brand associations

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  • Vajihe Javani & Mohammad Ehsani & Mojtaba Amiryc & Hashem Kozechiyan, 2013. "The Study of Fans’ Brand Loyalty in Iranian Professional Football League," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 2(2), pages 38-46, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:2:y:2013:i:2:p:38-46

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