Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Youth Sport Coaches: Factors That Predict Satisfaction with the Coaching Experience

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Youth Sport Coaches: Factors That Predict Satisfaction with the Coaching Experience

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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among sources of coaching satisfaction and coaching efficacy in youth hockey coaches. Previous research has limited coaching satisfaction to professional and paid coaches. With increasing pressure placed on the volunteer youth sport coach and the high turnover rate, the need to understand the continued participation motivation of youth sport coaches exists. Additionally, satisfaction has historically been linked to work motivation (Herzberg et al., 1959), and the factors that contribute to coaching satisfaction may provide some insight into developing methods to decrease turnover in youth coaches. Previous research indicated that highly efficacious coaches were more likely to continue coaching than coaches with low efficacy (Feltz et al., 1999). There is a paucity of coaching satisfaction literature and the literature is nonexistent regarding volunteer coaches. Therefore the framework for the exploration of this topic was derived from coaching efficacy. In the coaching efficacy literature factors such as: coaching education, coaching experience, playing experience, perceived ability of the team, and social support significantly predict coaching efficacy. This study added perceived improvement of the team and coaches' age as predictors of coaching efficacy. More notably, this study examined coaching satisfaction as an outcome of the previously mentioned sources of efficacy and coaching efficacy itself. …

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