Here in this post, we are sharing the “Fanship Scale”. You can read psychometric and Author information. We have thousands of Scales and questionnaires in our collection (See Scales and Questionnaires). You can demand us any scale and questionnaires related to psychology through our community, and we will provide you with a short time. Keep visiting Psychology Roots.
About Fanship Scale
Author of Tool:
Primary use / Purpose:
This scale is a unidimensional 11-item scale to measure the degree of identification with fan interest.
Psychological research on fans has been almost entirely focused on sports fans, with a few studies on celebrity worship being the exception (Maltby, Day, McCutcheon, Houran, & Ashe, 2006). Yet, any individual who is an enthusiastic, ardent, and loyal admirer of interest can be reasonably considered a ‘fan.’
Accordingly, the term fan can be used to describe individuals who are devoted to a myriad of interests, not only sports teams and celebrities. Due to the specific wording of past sports fan identity measures (Fisher & Wakefield, 1998; Heere, 2005; Wann, 2002; Wann & Branscombe, 1993), a new measure of fanship that is broad enough to measure identification with any interest was constructed; the Fanship Scale.
The Fanship Scale was once again internally consistent and, as expected, moderately correlated with the Sport Spectator Identification Scale (SSIS) ([alpha] = .81). This lends convergent validity, as both assess the degree of identification with a sports team. Divergent validity was shown with a non-significant correlation with the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability (MCSD scale).
Also, marginally significant positive correlations were found for how many hours a month they participated in their fan interest (r = .21, p = .066), and the number of friends they have that also like their fan interest (r =. 19,p = .088). Additionally, the Fanship Scale was significantly negatively related to the close personal distance measure (r = -.24, p = .035). In effect, greater fanship was related to more fan behavior, and a greater desire to keep non-fans at a distance from one’s life. The results provide initial criterion validity for the Fanship Scale evidenced by the correlations with real-life behaviors.
- Reysen, S., & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). Fanship and fandom: Comparisons between sports fans and non-sport fans. Journal of Sport Behavior, 33, 176-193.
Weblink to the tool:
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
The purpose of our website is only to help students to assist them in finding the best suitable instrument for their research especially in Pakistan where students waste a lot of time in search of the instruments. It is totally free of cost and only for creating awareness and assisting students and researchers for good researches. Moreover, it is necessary for you to take the permission of scales from their representative authors before use because copyrights are reserved by the respected authors.
Help Us Improve This Article
Did you find an inaccuracy? We work hard to provide accurate and scientifically reliable information. If you have found an error of any kind, please let us know.
Add comment. we appropriate your effort.
Share with Us
If you have any scale or any material related to psychology kindly share it with us at [email protected]. We help others on behalf of you.