Risk Perception of Sports Events: Moroccan Context

Authors : Jibraili Malak; Rharib Abderrahim

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8413616

Sports events rank high among the most sought-after recreational pursuits. Nevertheless, these activities come laden with inherent hazards that may lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. Before crafting an effective risk management strategy, it becomes imperative to gain a comprehensive understanding of how risk is perceived within this context. Such insights can significantly enhance communication between professionals and participants, ultimately contributing to the formulation of a more robust risk management plan. Risk, as a concept, has been defined in various ways, ranging from intricate technical calculations to the more psychologically-oriented psychometric paradigm. This psychometric approach, deeply rooted in the fields of psychology and decision sciences, has garnered substantial recognition within the realm of social sciences (Sjo ̈berg et al., 2004). Notably, the concept of uncertainty, closely intertwined with risk perception, features prominently in numerous behavior theories (Sjo ̈berg et al., 2004). Nonetheless, it becomes apparent that a consensus on a universally applicable assessment method remains elusive. The characteristics of perceived risk exhibit significant variations among individuals, types of hazards, and situational contexts. The primary aim of this investigation is to shed light on howdiverse stakeholders perceive risk in the domain of sporting events, employing the psychometric paradigm. Furthermore, we endeavor to pinpoint the factors that influence risk perception specifically within the context of sporting events. To accomplish this, we have opted for a qualitative research methodology, affording us a deeper exploration of Moroccan organizations and their perspectives on risk. Our approach hinges on semi-structured interviews guided by a predefined set of questions, conducted with officials and experts affiliated with sports federations in Morocco, as well as the Moroccan Olympic Committee (CNOM). The analysis of the interviewees' responses was executed through manual content analysis, enabling us to address our central inquiry effectively.


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