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Fierce Heat and Players’ Health: Examining the View on Japan High School Baseball

Version 1 : Received: 10 December 2021 / Approved: 14 December 2021 / Online: 14 December 2021 (18:35:09 CET)

How to cite: Yamamura, E. Fierce Heat and Players’ Health: Examining the View on Japan High School Baseball. Preprints 2021, 2021120247 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0247.v1). Yamamura, E. Fierce Heat and Players’ Health: Examining the View on Japan High School Baseball. Preprints 2021, 2021120247 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0247.v1).

Abstract

A summer high school baseball tournament is held every mid-summer in Koshien Stadium. “Koshien Baseball” is very popular in Japan; however, it faces the problem of extremely high temperatures during games. Thus, high school players are threatened by the harsh environment. For this reason, Internet surveys were conducted twice to purposefully engage the same individuals. Then, information on their views regarding the Koshien tournament before and after the provision of information regarding environmental change in Japan was gathered. Using data, this study examined how their views changed after having the information. Compared with the view before, it was found that (1) respondents were more likely to agree that the management rule of the Koshien tournaments should be altered to protect player’s health, and (2) the impact of providing information is larger for female respondents, young people, and highly educated respondents.

Keywords

high school baseball; health; heatwave; heatstroke; sustainability; environment; gender difference; Japan

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Economics

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