Determining the Effects of COVID-19 on the Sport Participation Ecosystem

dc.contributor.advisorO'Reilly, Norman
dc.contributor.authorWarwick, Lance of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Managementen_US of Guelphen_US of Scienceen_US and Hospitalityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe impact of the global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 (commonly referred to as COVID-19) has been immense, and the effects on society are still emerging. This research attempts to understand the wide-ranging impacts on sport participants and their physical activity. By integrating the Theory of Sport Capital and the Determinants of Sport Participation, this research uses interviews with sport organizations, sport participants, and data collected from a popular physical activity tracking app to determine the current impacts and potential future trends in the recovery of the sport participation ecosystem from COVID-19. This research found that sport participants have resiliency in their physical activity and that the impacts of the pandemic on engaged sport participants was low. However, interviews with sport organizations revealed that they are facing significant capacity constraints and ongoing uncertainty due, in part, to the pandemic. Conceptually, this research provides support for the Theory of Sport Capital and demonstrates that it can be combined with the Determinants of Sport Participation to understand sport participation. Future research should investigate how the pandemic has impacted individuals who have been traditionally excluded from sport and how the sport ecosystem can better develop long-term participation in sport.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectSport Organizationsen_US
dc.subjectNon-Profit Sporten_US
dc.subjectPhysical Activityen_US
dc.subjectSport Capitalen_US
dc.titleDetermining the Effects of COVID-19 on the Sport Participation Ecosystemen_US
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