International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Linguistics | Serbia | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014

National Identity and Athletes Success Pride Internationally- A Review

Danica Pirsl [4] | Amela Lukac-Zoranic [2]

Abstract: Grounded in social-identity and self-categorization theories and drawing on data gathered in the US General Social Survey (N = 2528) ; this research examines how demographic and media use measures associate with national pride; as experienced through the success of US athletes competing internationally. Bivariate tests and analysis of covariance models indicated greater levels of national pride among black males; older respondents; those who classified themselves as republicans and those with lower levels of formal education. Exposure to newspapers and television did not prove statistically significant in multivariate analyses; although bivariate tests revealed that those exposed most frequently to television tended to agree in significantly higher numbers with the statement When my country does well in international sports; it makes me proud to be an American. Review and some comparisons to domestic athletes pride taking as well as limitations and recommendations for future research are offered.

Keywords: national pride, identity, media, athletes, success

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,

Pages: 97 - 101

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Danica Pirsl, Amela Lukac-Zoranic, "National Identity and Athletes Success Pride Internationally- A Review", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014, pp. 97-101,

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