Yıl 2018, Cilt 3, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 1 - 9 2018-12-15

Product Improvement as a Tool for Competition in Austrian Ski Schools: The Case of Ski School Toni Gruber

Toni Gruber [1] , Ali Öztüren [2] , Ebru Güneren Özdemir [3]

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As skiing practice has not changed much in the past decades, an improved product is a necessity to be competitive in the market. The purpose of this study was to develop a new ski-instruction approach in the children’s market. A selection of 777 children over two consecutive winter seasons were taught in the first season with a standard instruction approach and then an improved instruction approach based on neuroscientific findings in the following season. The results of the study were that the improved approach significantly developed not only the speed of learning, but also the overall achieved skiing and satisfaction level. Traditional parameters (group size, ski length, etc.) are not as important as previously considered. By setting the focus for a succeeding ski lesson more on social skills (capacity for teamwork, cooperation, motivation, empathy, and interaction) children satisfaction can be improved.
Austria, Youth Training, Social Skills, Product Improvement, Competition, Ski School, Social Skills, Youth Training, Austria
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Otelcilik, Konaklama, Spor ve Turizm
Dergi Bölümü Research Articles
Yazarlar

Yazar: Toni Gruber

Yazar: Ali Öztüren
Kurum: EASTERN MEDITARRANEAN UNIVERSITY
Ülke: Cyprus


Yazar: Ebru Güneren Özdemir (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: NEVŞEHİR HACI BEKTAŞ VELİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ, TURİZM FAKÜLTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { jomat469586, journal = {Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism}, issn = {}, eissn = {2645-9078}, address = {YUSUF KARAKUŞ}, year = {2018}, volume = {3}, pages = {1 - 9}, doi = {10.31822/jomat.469586}, title = {Product Improvement as a Tool for Competition in Austrian Ski Schools: The Case of Ski School Toni Gruber}, key = {cite}, author = {Gruber, Toni and Güneren Özdemir, Ebru and Öztüren, Ali} }
APA Gruber, T , Öztüren, A , Güneren Özdemir, E . (2018). Product Improvement as a Tool for Competition in Austrian Ski Schools: The Case of Ski School Toni Gruber. Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism, 3 (2), 1-9. DOI: 10.31822/jomat.469586
MLA Gruber, T , Öztüren, A , Güneren Özdemir, E . "Product Improvement as a Tool for Competition in Austrian Ski Schools: The Case of Ski School Toni Gruber". Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism 3 (2018): 1-9 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/jomat/issue/40825/469586>
Chicago Gruber, T , Öztüren, A , Güneren Özdemir, E . "Product Improvement as a Tool for Competition in Austrian Ski Schools: The Case of Ski School Toni Gruber". Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism 3 (2018): 1-9
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ISNAD Gruber, Toni , Öztüren, Ali , Güneren Özdemir, Ebru . "Product Improvement as a Tool for Competition in Austrian Ski Schools: The Case of Ski School Toni Gruber". Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism 3 / 2 (Aralık 2018): 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.31822/jomat.469586