Extending validity evidence for multidimensional measures of coaching competency

Nicholas D. Myers, Edward W. Wolfe, Kimberly S. Maier, Mark D. Reckase, Deborah L. Feltz

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Abstract

This study extended validity evidence for multidimensional measures of coaching competency derived from the Coaching Competency Scale (CCS; Myers, Feltz, Maier, Wolfe, & Reckase, 2006) by examining use of the original rating scale structure and testing how measures related to satisfaction with the head coach within teams and between teams. Motivation, game strategy, technique, and character building comprised the dimensions of coaching competency. Data were collected from athletes (N = 585) nested within intercollegiate men's (g = 8) and women's (g = 13) soccer and women's ice hockey (g = 11) teams (G = 32). Validity concerns were observed for the original rating scale structure and the predicted positive relationship between motivation competency and satisfaction with the coach between teams. Validity evidence was offered for a condensed post hoc rating scale and the predicted relationship between motivation competency and satisfaction with the coach within teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-463
Number of pages13
JournalResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

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Keywords

  • Multidimensional Rasch model
  • Multilevel modeling
  • Rating scale effectiveness
  • Satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology

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