Do Social Factors Contribute to International Sports Performance: A Panel Data Analysis of Countries' Performance in the Asian Games


  • Triana Lidona Aprilani Faculty of Economics, Al-Azhar Islamic University Mataram, INDONESIA
  • Kittisak Jermsittiparsert Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Administrasi Abdul Haris, INDONESIA
  • Watcharin Joemsittiprasert New York Institution for Continuing Education, USA.
  • Ahmad Mustanir Publication Research Institute and Community Service, Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidenreng Rappang, INDONESIA
  • Jamaluddin Ahmad Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidenreng Rappang, INDONESIA.
  • Mochammad Fahlevi Management Department, BINUS Online Learning, Bina Nusantara University, INDONESIA
  • Mohammed Aljuaid Department of Health Administration, College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


education expenditure, healthcare expenditure, social development, Asian games, and sports performance


Asia has become a leader in international sports championships, which justifies a greater emphasis on the region's sporting achievements. However, different economic, political, and social elements influence the region's performance since deteriorating social or economic systems can harm performance. This study examined the impact of social factors on the international athletic performance of Asian nations. To do so, we analyzed the effect of health expenditure, education expenditure, and development on sports performance from 1961 to 2018 while adjusting for gross domestic product and population growth. The data was evaluated using VAR, and the study's conclusions demonstrated a considerable correlation between social growth and national sporting performance. The paper includes recommendations for further research and consequences for the government and policymakers.




How to Cite

Triana Lidona Aprilani, Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Watcharin Joemsittiprasert, Ahmad Mustanir, Jamaluddin Ahmad, Mochammad Fahlevi, & Mohammed Aljuaid. (2023). Do Social Factors Contribute to International Sports Performance: A Panel Data Analysis of Countries’ Performance in the Asian Games. Revista De Psicología Del Deporte (Journal of Sport Psychology), 32(1), 92–100. Retrieved from

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