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C. Van Tuyckom, & K. Joreskog, 'going for gold! Welfare characteristics and Olympic success: an application of the structural equation approach' quality & quantity (in press)

Charlotte Van Tuyckom UGent and Karl Joreskog (2012) QUALITY & QUANTITY. 46(1). p.189-205
abstract
Winning medals at the Olympic Games has become an objective that countries worldwide want to achieve. In line with research devoted to the predictors of success, the present article examines the connection between certain welfare characteristics (political, social, and economic development) and the probability of success in the 1984 and 2004 Olympics. We expected to find that structural macro conditions still predict Olympic success. Using welfare indicators as formative instead of reflective indicators (Bollen, Qual Quant 183: 77-85, 1984, p. 65), the results of our Structural Equation Model reveal that both economic and social development had an effect in 1984, as well as in 2004. Political development was only significant in 1984. As for the control variables, population size was significant in both 1984 and 2004. Sporting tradition and geographical conditions had no effect at all. The model fit is very good with a chi-square of 6.62 with 5 degrees of freedom (p = 0.25).
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published
subject
keyword
PERFORMANCE, GAMES, COMPETITION, INDICATORS, Structural equation approach, Olympic summer games, Welfare characteristics, Formative indicators, Elite sports
journal title
QUALITY & QUANTITY
Qual. Quant.
volume
46
issue
1
pages
189 - 205
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000297169900011
JCR category
SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.728 (2012)
JCR rank
37/92 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0033-5177
DOI
10.1007/s11135-010-9351-7
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
719122
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-719122
date created
2009-07-27 22:46:28
date last changed
2012-03-20 11:23:44
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  abstract     = {Winning medals at the Olympic Games has become an objective that countries worldwide want to achieve. In line with research devoted to the predictors of success, the present article examines the connection between certain welfare characteristics (political, social, and economic development) and the probability of success in the 1984 and 2004 Olympics. We expected to find that structural macro conditions still predict Olympic success. Using welfare indicators as formative instead of reflective indicators (Bollen, Qual Quant 183: 77-85, 1984, p. 65), the results of our Structural Equation Model reveal that both economic and social development had an effect in 1984, as well as in 2004. Political development was only significant in 1984. As for the control variables, population size was significant in both 1984 and 2004. Sporting tradition and geographical conditions had no effect at all. The model fit is very good with a chi-square of 6.62 with 5 degrees of freedom (p = 0.25).},
  author       = {Van Tuyckom, Charlotte and Joreskog, Karl},
  issn         = {0033-5177},
  journal      = {QUALITY \& QUANTITY},
  keyword      = {PERFORMANCE,GAMES,COMPETITION,INDICATORS,Structural equation approach,Olympic summer games,Welfare characteristics,Formative indicators,Elite sports},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {189--205},
  title        = {C. Van Tuyckom, \& K. Joreskog, 'going for gold! Welfare characteristics and Olympic success: an application of the structural equation approach' quality \& quantity (in press)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11135-010-9351-7},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Van Tuyckom, Charlotte, and Karl Joreskog. 2012. “C. Van Tuyckom, & K. Joreskog, ‘Going for Gold! Welfare Characteristics and Olympic Success: An Application of the Structural Equation Approach’ Quality & Quantity (in Press).” Quality & Quantity 46 (1): 189–205.
APA
Van Tuyckom, C., & Joreskog, K. (2012). C. Van Tuyckom, & K. Joreskog, “going for gold! Welfare characteristics and Olympic success: an application of the structural equation approach” quality & quantity (in press). QUALITY & QUANTITY, 46(1), 189–205.
Vancouver
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Van Tuyckom C, Joreskog K. C. Van Tuyckom, & K. Joreskog, “going for gold! Welfare characteristics and Olympic success: an application of the structural equation approach” quality & quantity (in press). QUALITY & QUANTITY. 2012;46(1):189–205.
MLA
Van Tuyckom, Charlotte, and Karl Joreskog. “C. Van Tuyckom, & K. Joreskog, ‘Going for Gold! Welfare Characteristics and Olympic Success: An Application of the Structural Equation Approach’ Quality & Quantity (in Press).” QUALITY & QUANTITY 46.1 (2012): 189–205. Print.