Quality of a mobile sport website: development and psychometric evaluation of a scale

  • Jae-Pil Ha
  • Jinwook J. Chung
  • Choong Hoon Lim
Keywords: Mobile sport consumption, Mobile sport website quality, Sport fans, Psychometric Scale development

Abstract

With the prevalence of mobile Internet usage among sport fans, providing quality service in a mobile setting has become an essential part of sport management. Given some unique characteristics of the mobile-accessed Internet over traditional PC-accessed Internet, the current research aimed to develop a psychometrically sound measurement of the Quality for Mobile Sport Website Scale (QMSWS). In Study 1, the content validity of the scale was established through a comprehensive review of literature and expert review, initial psychometric properties of the scale with college students (n=257). In Study 2, the factor structure of the scale was cross-validated from a general population (n=242) and its predictive validity was established. Overall, the results indicated that the QMSWS would be a valid and reliable scale to assess mobile website quality as perceived by sport fans.

Keywords: Mobile sport consumption; Mobile sport website quality; Sport fans; Psychometric Scale development

Published
2017-09-05
Section
Articles

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