nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2019‒11‒04
three papers chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. Behaviors of Professional Athletes in Terms of the Big Five Model Due to the Type of Contact of the Sport Discipline By Pawel Piepiora
  2. Coaches on Fire or Firing the Coach? Evidence of the Impact of Coach Changes on Team Performance from Italian Serie A By Alessandro Argentieri; Luciano Canova; Matteo Manera
  3. Salmon and sea trout angling: Anglers’ conservation preferences By Grilli, Gianluca; Curtis, John; Hynes, Stephen

  1. By: Pawel Piepiora (University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland)
    Abstract: Sports disciplines can be divided due to the type of contact allowed with the opponent. We distinguish disciplines with direct and indirect contact as well as non-contact disciplines. The intention of this study was to check if the behavior of professional athletes is determined by the type of contact of sports disciplines. 180 competitive athletes from six sport disciplines, i.e. luge, tennis, wrestling, team mountaineering, volleyball and rugby, were purposefully selected for the study. The research method used was the NEO-FFI Personality Inventory. It was shown that specific samples - lugers, team mountaineers and rugbists are characterized by low neuroticism in relation to tennis players, wrestlers and volleyball players. Athletes of non-contact disciplines stand out by low neuroticism in relation athletes of indirect and direct contact disciplines. Team athletes are distinguished by low neuroticism in relation to individual athletes. On this basis, the following conclusions were made. The behavior of athletes depends on the type of contact of the sport discipline. Behavioral profiles are specific to the requirements of a given sport discipline and are consistent with the average profile of behavior of all athletes, characterized by high conscientiousness and extraversion, average openness to experience and agreeableness. The indicator differentiating the behavior of athletes due to the type of contact of the sport discipline is neuroticism.
    Keywords: behaviours, sport psychology, personality, NEO-FFI, type of contact
    Date: 2019–08
  2. By: Alessandro Argentieri (Agricultural University of Ecuador); Luciano Canova (Eni Corporate University, Scuola Eni Enrico Mattei); Matteo Manera (University of Milano-Bicocca, Center for European Studies (CefES) and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM))
    Abstract: In this paper, football data from the 2007/2008 to 2016/2017 seasons of the Italian Serie A were used to identify the effects of replacing a coach mid-season due to poor team performance. We used an instrumental variable approach to correlate coach turnover within a season with player productivity and found a very low positive impact of the coach change in the short term but a significant negative impact in the long term. Our findings are also relevant to the literature on management replacement in small-size firms.
    Keywords: Italian Football Data, Coach Changes, Team Performance, Models for Panel Data, Instrumental Variables
    JEL: C23 C36 M51 Z22
    Date: 2019–10
  3. By: Grilli, Gianluca; Curtis, John; Hynes, Stephen
    Date: 2019

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