Athletes' Satisfaction with Coaching Style
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Type of Work28 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Coach-athlete relationships -- Research
Coaching (Athletics) -- Research
Athletes -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine if athletes’ increased involvement in coaches training decisions would increase the enjoyment of the athlete in their sport. This study utilized a descriptive survey design that used a one-group post-test. The study included 90 male and female student athletes of eleven different NCAA sanctioned sports. The hypothesis was that the more involved the athlete is in the coaching decision-making process related to his or her sport, the higher the athlete’s satisfaction will be with participation in the sport. Results from the study demonstrated a positive relationship with the athletes’ satisfaction with their sport when the athletes were more involved in the coaching decision-making process related to their sport. The results in this study show coaches that athletes want to be a part of the decision-making process and when they feel they are more involved in this process, they then have a higher level of satisfaction with their team and coaches training.