Relational Demography in Coaching Dyads. | Academic Article individual record
abstract

The decline in the proportion of female head coaches in the intercollegiate ranks is one of the most significant issues in the realm of women's sports today. To extend the body of research that has studied this topic, we investigated the impact relational demographic effects on the work attitudes of coaches, which differs from previous research that has generally studied only categorical demography (e.g., gender effects). Current assistant coaches in four intercollegiate women's sports teams (basketball, volleyball, softball, and soccer) were surveyed (N = 400). The impact of six different relational demographics was assessed on the two important work-related outcomes of perceived supervisor support and head coaching aspirations. Results indicated that with regard to relational demographics it appears that demographic diversity in dyadic relationships does not appear to be hindering the careers of assistant coaches as relational effects were not found in either of the outcomes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

authors
publication outlet

Physical Educator

author list (cited authors)
Sagas, M., Paetzold, R., & Ashley, F
publication date
2005
publisher
keywords
  • Women Coaches (athletics)
  • Sports Teams
  • Sports For Women
  • Coaches (athletics)
  • Dyads
identifier
385260SE
start page
103
end page
112
volume
62
issue
2