An analysis of the duties performed by public high school head athletic coaches

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Jean Carol Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to identify and to analyze the duties actually performed by head athletic coaches through job analysis. Duties were assigned to categories. Additional information was provided on the evaluative criteria of frequency, difficulty, and importance of the duties performed. Spearman rank-order correlation was used to determine the relationship between the evaluative criteria, and ANOVA was employed to determine if a difference existed at the .01 level of significance between the mean number of duties performed on the selected background variables of sex, size of school, and sport. A comparison between the estimated time involvement for each duty category and the number of descriptive duties performed per category provided an overview of the job, "athletic coach". A survey instrument was sent to 300 head athletic coaches of one sport within Virginia public high schools. One hundred and sixty-five respondents provided usable returns. Most of the subjects were males employed in the AA- or AAA-size school, who were not trained in physical education.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Coaches (Athletics) $z Virginia
Education, Secondary $z Virginia
Physical education and training $z Virginia

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