Yun-Zhong Wang * and Fang-Yi Lo **
(*) Lecturer, Center for Design & Culture Research, Department of Design, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
(**) Professor, Department of International Business, Feng Chia University - Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
Wang, Y., Lo, F. (2023). Using NBA Star Players Rather than relying on One Star: A multi-level Study on the Work Goal Achievements of organizations and individuals. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 54(2), 109-139. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2023.54.109
This research explores the influence of NBA stars’ individual abili- ty, teamwork contribution, and organizational resource endowment on the achievement of work goals. We adopt multi-level analysis and take data from the NBA’s 30 teams that each play 82 games in the regular season, obtaining 2,460 games. HLM results find that star players who provide support to their teams are able to help achieve work goals. An organization that has a good team climate and focuses its resources on its star players is beneficial for the achieve- ment of work goals. Nevertheless, over-reliance on star athletes has a negative impact on organization
Keywords: Person-organization Fit, Team work effect, Star capability, Achieve- ment of work goals, HLM (Hierarchical Linear Models)