Perceptions of CUNY women athletes and coaches about selected coaching practices

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Lorraine Garvin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: This research described the beliefs and practices associated with women college coaches 1n the City University of New York. The Inquiry attempted to characterize coaches' behavior as it related to three broad considerations: (a) leadership style, (b) coach-player relationships and (c) personal freedom of athletes. Two data sources were used: the coaches' responses to specific questions and the players' responses to the same questions. The total number of sportswomen involved was 24 women coaches and 250 female intercollegiate athletes. They represent 12 institutions of higher learning 1n the CUNY system. Two forced-choice structure questionnaires were used as the data gathering instruments. Analysis of data involved conversion of frequencies of responses into percentages allowing for classification according to arbitrarily designated "anchor adjectives" and calculation of chi square for selected items. Modal responses were used to describe the profile of the women CUNY coach.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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