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Samantha J.D. Jeske, Lawrence R. Brawley and Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos

four planned, discussion-based sessions via videoconference and encourage participant engagement and social interactions during and following the sessions. The facilitator guided the groups through collaborative discussion-based activities to enhance a sense of group interaction and cohesion. As the

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Brendan Dwyer, Joshua M. Lupinek and Rebecca M. Achen

participation, in particular, fantasy football participation (see Table  1 ). Farquhar and Meeds ( 2007 ) reported the following set of participant motives: surveillance, arousal, entertainment, escape, and social interaction. Dwyer and Kim ( 2011 ) uncovered similar motives (social interaction, entertainment

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Anna Gerke and Yan Dalla Pria

( 2008 ) argues that a localized system of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, firms in related industries, and associated institutions is more competitive than any of these organizations standing alone. Toward a better acknowledgment of social interactions in clusters Interest in the social

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Henry Wear and Bob Heere

inaugural season. As an organization, the new team promoted their home games as a place for social interaction and camaraderie among fans. Perceptions of shared group experience continued to grow after the inaugural season’s conclusion and in fact grew at a rate greater than that of stadium. The importance

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Pamela K. Samra, Amanda L. Rebar, Lynne Parkinson, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Stephanie Schoeppe, Deborah Power, Anthony Schneiders, Corneel Vandelanotte and Stephanie Alley

fact that I had movability on my side” (female, 75). A small number of participants mentioned social interaction as a benefit of physical activity: “I need social interaction . . . when we retire and are on our own we need still that social activity” (female, 73). Other benefits mentioned by a small

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Florian Herbolsheimer, Stephanie Mosler, Richard Peter and the ActiFE Ulm Study Group

among community-dwelling older adults. The authors’ findings suggested combining physical activity interventions with social interaction. That combination might have an impact on social isolation greater than focusing on social activities alone. The importance of physical activity locations suggests a

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Brad J. Stenner, Amber D. Mosewich and Jonathan D. Buckley

physical fitness than men, whereas factors related to social interaction were more important for men. On the other hand, Henderson et al. ( 2012 ) and Kolt et al. ( 2004 ) found that the aspects of social involvement and health were more important to women. Therefore, competition, performance, fitness

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Steve M. Smith, Stewart T. Cotterill and Hazel Brown

-collection tool in the current study. This is because focus groups can be used to generate data through social interaction and group synergy that are often deeper and richer than one-to-one interviews, illuminate differences between perspectives, and, due to the size of the target group, generate large amounts of

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Jing Liao, Sanmei Chen, Sha Chen and Yung-Jen Yang

entailing frequent social interactions with a wide social network other than family members, this study contributes to the literature by providing direct evidence on the importance of social relationships with friends for PA maintenance ( Scarapicchia et al., 2017 ; Smith et al., 2017 ) in a developing

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Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald, Rachael Powell and David P. French

numerous types of enjoyment around physical activity: social interaction, intrinsic fun, sense of achievement, increased confidence ( Devereux-Fitzgerald, Powell, Dewhurst, & French, 2016 ), structure/routine, sense of purpose, and pleasure of total immersion in an activity ( Phoenix & Orr, 2014