Overview

  • Lynn Ridinger is Chair of the Department of Human Movement Sciences and a Professor of Sport Management. Her research interests focus on psychosocial factors associated with sport involvement, sport consumer behavior, and women’s sports. Her teaching interests are in the areas of Sport Management Ethics, Sponsorship & Event Planning, and Sport Psychology. Prior to earning her Ph.D., she was a high school Athletic Director and coach at Norfolk Academy.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Development of the Referee Retention ScaleJournal of Sport Management. 1-36.
    2017 Development of the national standards coaching efficacy scaleThe Virginia Journal. 4-6.
    2016 Relationships of Coaching Behaviors to Student-Athlete Well-BeingAcademic Perspectives in Higher Education. 1.
    2016 The displaced fan: the importance of new media and community identification for maintaining team identity with your hometown teamEuropean Sport Management Quarterly. 655-674.
    2016 Who’s our Rival? Investigating the Influence of a New Intercollegiate Football Program on Rivalry PerceptionsJournal of Sport Behavior. 385.
    2015 Contributors and Constraints to Involvement with Youth Sports OfficiatingJournal of Amateur Sport. 103-127.
    2015 Get serious: gender and constraints to long-distance runningJournal of Leisure Research. 305.
    2013 An analysis of multiple spectator consumption behaviors, identification, and future behavioral intentions within the context of a new college football programJournal of Sport Management. 130-145.
    2013 The impact of a new college football program: An analysis of spectator consumption behavior, identification, and future behavioral intentions.Journal of Sport Management.
    2012 Marathons for the masses: Exploring the role of negotiation-efficacy and involvement on running commitmentJournal of Leisure Research. 155.
    2012 Recurring sport events and destination image perceptions: Impact on active sport tourist behavioral intentions and place attachmentJournal of Sport Management. 237-248.
    2011 An analysis of donor involvement, gender, & giving in college athletics.Sport Marketing Quarterly. 22-32.
    2011 An analysis of donor involvement, gender, and giving in college athleticsSport Marketing Quarterly. 22.
    2011 An exploration of antecedents and outcomes of involvement with sports officiatingOikonomia & Athlitismos. 34-43.
    2011 Capacity of mass participant sport events for the development of activity commitment and future exercise intentionLeisure Sciences. 250-268.
    2011 Sport involvement: A conceptual and empirical analysisSport management review. 126-140.
    2011 The football factor: Creating a sense of community on campus.Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. 236-256.
    2011 The football factor: Shaping community on campus
    2009 An examination of sport commitment of windsurfersJournal of Sport Behavior. 325.
    2009 Drivers to divas: Advertising images of women in motorsports.International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. 204-214.
    2009 Drivers to divas: Advertising images of women in motorsportInternational Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. 7-17.
    2009 Website coverage of NCAA basketball: are women getting equal playing time?Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. 78-89.
    2006 Looking at gender differences through the lens of sport spectatorsSport Marketing Quarterly. 155.
    2005 An Assessment of High School Athletic Coaches’ Knowledge of Exercise-Induced AsthmaThe Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual. 50.
    2004 Exploring origins of involvement: Understanding the relationship between consumer motives and involvement with professional sport teamsLeisure Sciences. 35-61.
    2000 A proposed framework to identify factors associated with international student-athlete adjustment to collegeInternational Journal of Sport Management. 4-24.
    2000 International student-athlete adjustment to college: A preliminary analysisNACADA Journal. 33-41.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2008 Understanding internal and external forces in active sport participation
    1999 International and domestic student athlete adjustment to college.  A113-A113.

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Ridinger’s research interests focus on psychosocial factors associated with sport involvement, sport consumer behavior, and women’s sports.
  • Grants

  • Economic Impact Study  awarded by HRSC AAU Junior Olympics 2015
  • Profile and Economic Impacts of Visitors to Norfolk, Virginia  awarded by Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation 2013
  • Why blow the whistle. Exploring the psychological connection of sports officials  awarded by NASSM 2012 - 2013
  • Research on the IMG Miami Marathon and Half Marathon  awarded by PR Racing, Inc. - 2009
  • Contract Grant for Research on ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon  awarded by PR Racing, Inc. - 2008
  • Contract Grant for Research for on the Yuengling Shamrock Sportfest  awarded by J & A Racing - 2007
  • Contract Grant for Research on the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon  awarded by PR Racing, Inc. - 2007
  • Contract Grant to Fund Two Graduate Assistantships  awarded by Shamrock Sportsfest 2007 - 2006
  • Contract Grant to Fund a Graduate Assistantship  awarded by USA Field Hockey 2007 - 2006
  • Contract Grant to Fund Two Graduate Assistantships  awarded by Shamrock Sportsfest - 2006
  • Contract Grant to Fund a Graduate Assistantship  awarded by USA Field Hockey - 2006
  • Contract Grant to Fund a Graduate Assistantship  awarded by Baker’s Crust Marketing Specialist 2005
  • Contract Grant for Research on Basketball Fans  awarded by Department of Athletics, Old Dominion University - 2005
  • Research Grant to Investigate Factors Associated with Student Support of Intercollegiate Athletic Teams  awarded by VuBay Foundations - 2005
  • Sports and Culture Grant  awarded by Japanese Football Association and the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science - 2001
  • Research Grant to conduct an Empirical Examination of Spectator Motives of WNBA Fans  awarded by Women’s Sports Foundation - 2000
  • Scholar’s Travel Fund  awarded by University of Illinois Campus Research Board - 2000
  • Contract Grant for Research on Fans of the Cleveland Rockers  awarded by Women’s National Basketball Association - 1999
  • Research on Women Grant  awarded by University of Louisville Office of the Vice President for Research - 1998
  • College of Education Small Grants  awarded by Ohio State University - 1996
  • A Profile of Visitors and Economic Impact for the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games  awarded by Hampton Roads Sports Commission 2015 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Sport Involvement
  • Women's Sports
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Sport Management, The Ohio State University 1998
  • M.A. in Athletic Administration, Kent State University 1987
  • B.S. in Physical Education, Central Michigan University 1984
  • Full Name

  • Lynn Ridinger