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Title: Coaches’ satisfaction with their athletic partnerships
Authors: Lorimer, Ross
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social and Health Sciences
Keywords: Relationship
Satisfaction
Coaching
Coach
Sport
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: 21C Education Publishing Company
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Copyright of International Journal of Coaching Science is the property of ICCE (International Council for Coach Education).
Citation: Lorimer, R. 2009. Coaches’ satisfaction with their athletic partnerships. International Journal of Coaching Science. 3(2): pp.57-66
Abstract: Coaches play a key role in the development of athletes, and the close relationships that they form can have a profound impact upon both partners (Jowett, 2007). One factor that has been linked with the quality of that relationship is satisfaction, a positive affective state based upon evaluation of related experiences. However, although athlete satisfaction has long been accepted as an important factor in performance (Chelladurai & Riemer, 1997), the area of coach satisfaction remains relatively unexplored. The present study explored the association between coach satisfaction, as measured by the adapted Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire (Riemer & Chelladurai, 1998), and coaches’ perceptions of the quality of their relationships with their athletes, as measured by the Coach-Athlete Relationship Questionnaire (Jowett & Ntoumanis, 2004). The results of these analyses showed that while relationship quality was a significant predictor of variance in coach satisfaction, different elements of the relationship influenced satisfaction to varying degrees. While relationship quality is evidently a factor in coach satisfaction, it is a complex, interdependent association that needs further exploration. Coach satisfaction remains an under explored area and an important line of future enquiry.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/421
ISSN: 1975-8286
Appears in Collections:Social & Health Sciences Collection

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