Abstract

Fantasy sports are a rapidly growing industry. Various sports like baseball, football, and even bass fishing have available online leagues. With the growth of Fantasy sports in our society has come the emergence of Fantasy sports leagues in the workplace. With concepts of work and play combined in such an activity, the question arises as to how Fantasy sports will affect employees' commitment to their organization. To carry out this study, I conducted a series of nine ethnographic interviews of both men and women from a company that runs an office Fantasy football league. Questions covered areas such as organizational commitment, employee morale and Fantasy sports. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed using concepts from scholarly literature on organizational commitment and Fantasy sports. It was concluded that Fantasy leagues effect organizational commitment through the enhancements of working relationships and perceptions of the company.

Advisor

Bostdorff, Denise

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Organizational Communication

Publication Date

2013

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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