Expectations of women collegiate athletes regarding coaching style

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Peggy E. Martin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Pearl Berlin

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore women intercollegiate athletes' expectations for the leadership to which they are exposed in competitive sports. A further purpose of the study was to determine the relative value athletes place on four aspects of coaching style: general mannerisms, personality traits, philosophical commitments, and technical knowledges/competencies. Subjects participating in the study were women intercollegiate athletes representing colleges and universities in the state of North Carolina. A 60-item Q-sort was administered to 120 athletes. The subjects ranked the items along a continuum of appropriateness from "most valued" to "least valued." Analysis of data involved the following statistical procedures: (1) computation of mean scores for each of the 60 statements and ranking of the statements, (2) computation of mean scores for each of the four dimensions of coaching style, (3) analysis of variance to determine if significant differences existed between the four dimensions of coaching, and (4) the Newman-Keuls statistical technique to determine where the significant differences existed. Two statements from the dimension "philosophical commitments" were ranked highest by the athletes: "Consider each athlete as an individual," and "instill within her players the belief that winning is great but playing and loving the game is greater." Among the 10 highest ranked statements were four from "technical knowledges/competencies," three statements which represented "personality traits," two from "philosophical commitments," and one statement which purportedly referred to "general mannerisms."

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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