Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 41, Pages: 1-9
Yeong-Gwon Jo1 , Jong-Sik Lim2 and Chun-Ho Yang3 *
1Department of Physical Education, Gwangju University of Education, 55 Pilmun-daero, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 61204, Korea; [email protected] 2Department of Physical Education, Kunsan National University, 558 Daehak-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, 54150, Korea; [email protected] 3Department of Marine Sports, Hanseo University, 46 Hanseo 1-ro, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 31962, Korea; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Chun-Ho Yang Department of Marine Sports, Hanseo University, 46 Hanseo 1-ro, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 31962, Korea; [email protected]
Objectives: This study was conducted to clarify the relationship among participation motivation, game immersion, and exercise performance for golf players and to provide fundamental resources that are helpful in improving performance by maximizing game immersion and exercising performance. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Frequency analysis, factor analysis, reliability verification, correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis were conducted on 225 golf players and the following conclusions were drawn. Findings: First of all, participation motivation for golf players was positively correlated with cognitive immersion and behavioral immersion as sub-variables of game immersion. In addition, participation motivation was positively correlated with personal performance, team performance, and ability utilization as sub-variables of exercising performance. Secondly, according to the identification of the influence of participation motivation on cognitive immersion and behavioral immersion, internal satisfaction, social recognition, and adding values had positive influences on the two variables. Third, according to the identification of the influence of participation motivation on personal performance, team performance, and ability utilization, internal satisfaction, social recognition, and adding values had positive influences. Application/Improvement: Considering the limitations of this study, a followup study is recommended to evaluate more developmental outcomes. First of all, this study was limited in scope to college golf players. Therefore, a follow-up study is expected to include golf players in middle/high school and college and also adult players. Secondly, seeing as how there has recently been an increase in the number of golf players, a follow-up study is expected to include potential user classes.
Keywords: Ability Utilization, Exercise Performance, Game Immersion, Internal Satisfaction, Participation Motivation
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