Hyejin Bang

Associate Professor; Recreation and Sport Management Program Director

Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology

Office: ZEB 339A

Phone: 305-348-1411

Email: bangh@fiu.edu

Specialty: Recreation and Sport Management

Dr. Bang's research focuses on organizational behavior and human resource management in sport, particularly volunteers' motivation, attitudes and intention to stay in the context of sporting events and nonprofit sport organizations. Her recent research also includes sport participation and positive development of children and adolescents. Her articles have been published in a wide range of leading sport management journals (e.g., Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, and International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing) and top-tier journals in the relevant fields (Children and Youth Services Review, Psychological Reports, and Journal of Community Psychology). She currently serves as an Associate Editor for Event Management and on the editorial board of the Journal of Korean Alliance of Martial Arts.


  • PhD in Kinesiology with Sport Management emphasis, Minor in Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • MA in Sport Management, Ohio State University
  • BA in Physical Education, Kyung-Hee University

Selected Publications

Chang, M., Bang, H., Kim, S., & Nam, J. (2021). Do sports help students stay away from misbehavior, suspension, or dropout? Studies in Educational Evaluation, 70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2021.101066
Lee, C., & Bang, H. (2021). Managing athlete brands in transgressions: Influence of athlete performance level and the severity of the transgression on consumer perceptions of the athlete. Journal of Global Sport Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/24704067.2021.1936590

Won, D., Chiu, W., Bang, H., & Bravo, G. A. (2021). Perceived organizational support on episodic volunteers' affective and behavioral outcomes: A case of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 12(2), 240-258. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEFM-10-2020-0060
Lee, C., & Bang, H., & Shonk, D. J. (2021). Professional team sports organizations’ corporate social responsibility activities: Corporate image and chosen communication outlets’ influence on consumers’ reactions. International Journal of Sport Communication, 14(2), 280–297. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsc.2020-0298

Chang, M., Bang, H., Nam, J., & Kim, S. (2020). Interscholastic sports participation and suspension. Test Engineering & Management, 83, 16401-16406.

Bang, H., Won, D., & Park, S. (2020). School engagement, self-esteem, and depression of adolescents: The role of sport participation, volunteering activity, and gender differences. Children and Youth Services Review, 113(C). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105012