The role of running involvement in creating self-sufficiency for homeless individuals through a community-based running program

Yuhei Inoue, Daniel Funk, Jeremy S. Jordan

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Abstract

The current study investigated the role of running involvement in helping improve the lives of a homeless population through an examination of a community-based program that utilizes running as a means to promote self-sufficiency. Data collected from 148 individuals before and after their participation in the program for one month revealed participants increased their psychological involvement in running. A regression analysis further indicated that the participants' perceived self-sufficiency from participating in the program was significantly explained by the extent of their increase in running involvement. These findings highlight the role of enhanced involvement in sport, in particular in the form of running, in creating important psychological benefits for homeless individuals, and provide theoretical implications for the literature on sport-for-development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-452
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Sport Management
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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