A coaching self model : experiences of self among college basketball coaches

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sarah Ballinger Harris (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Diane Gill

Abstract: "A qualitative case study approach was used to explore the self-concept of four NCAA Division III head basketball coaches. Following Markus and Wurf's (1987) dynamic self-concept model, the development, components, and relational factors of the coaching self were examined. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the four coaches as well as significant others in the coaches' personal and athletic lives. The cases revealed the coaching self is closely linked with the individual's overall self-concept and develops from a prior association to sport and people within sport. Personal factors such as competitiveness also contribute to the coaching self. The coaching self responds to the context with a move toward isolation, which produces an effect on others close to the coach. These results suggest an adaptation to Markus and Wurf's dynamic self-concept model and closer attention to the influence of the coaching context on the coaching self."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
NCAA Division III, basketball, head coaches, self-concept
Subjects
Basketball coaches--United States--Psychology
Self-perception