spectator sport


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spectator sport

1. A sport that is watched by an audience, such as football or baseball. My favorite spectator sport is ice hockey, what's yours?
2. By extension, something other than sports that people watch without participating in. The Democratic and Republican National Conventions turn the presidential election into a spectator sport. Gym class is not a spectator sport! Stand up and start participating.
See also: sport
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By fixing all path parameters and freeing the path of the interest, the tests of moderating effects were significant for the moderator spectator sport attitudes on the path from self-directive value to team identification ([chi square] difference = 636.
The demand for spectator sport continues and there seems to be little likelihood that most will lose delight in seeing 'other people's marvellously developed biceps and calves' in rhythmic team action.
Spectator sport attitudes indicate a person's enduring favorable or unfavorable evaluations and emotional feelings toward spectator sports (Gau & Korzenny, 2009).
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