Content Analysis of Crisis Response Communication Strategies along Crisis Stages for Match-fixing Case in K-League

프로축구 승부조작 사건에 대한 프로축구연맹의 위기단계별 위기대응 커뮤니케이션 전략 분석

  • Received : 2014.02.10
  • Accepted : 2014.05.14
  • Published : 2014.05.28


This study, based upon the Sturges' crisis stages, examines the crisis response communication strategies of Korea Professional Football League(KPFL) for the K-league match-fixing case as well as the frequency of related news articles and the source of information. To explore the crisis response communication strategies the Korea Professional Football League used, a total of 118 news articles were analyzed using the content analysis and frequency analysis. The unit of analysis for crisis response communication strategies is sentence. The frequency of news articles based upon the crisis stages shows highest rate at the acute crisis stage. The source of information for news reports shows that KPFL was one of the major sources of the news reports. KPFL's crisis response communication strategy throughout all stages of the crisis stage shows that corrective action strategy was used highest ratio. In particular, the crisis response communication strategy between team, player and KPFL was shown lack of consistency throughout all crisis stages. Implication and future research direction for the results are discussed.


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