The impact of comparisons on the satisfaction of interscholastic coaches of girls' sports

Michael Smucker, Warren Whisenant

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Abstract

According to previous work in the coaching field, job satisfaction has been found to be an important work related variable, critical to retention and turnover of female coaches [Chelladurai, P., and E. Ogasawara. (2003). "Satisfaction and Commitment of American and Japanese Collegiate Coaches." Journal of Sport Management 17, 62-73; Sagas, M., and F.B. Ashley. (2001). "Gender Differences in the Intent to Leave Coaching: Testing the Role of Personal, External, and Work-Related Variables." International Journal of Sport Management 2(4), 297-313]. The current study provides a better understanding of the work environment of coaches of girls' sports by combining satisfaction and comparisons used in this process. Male and female coaches (n = 202) employed full-time at Texas public high schools completed a questionnaire containing the Job Descriptive Index [Smith, P.C., L.M. Kendall, and C.C. Hulin. (1969). The Measurement of Satisfaction in Work and Retirement. New York: Rand McNally.], the Job In General (Ironson et al., 1997), a referent comparison instrument, and demographic information. The findings indicated significant satisfaction differences based on gender and comparison other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-124
Number of pages16
JournalPublic Organization Review
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

Keywords

  • Coaching
  • Interscholastic
  • Job satisfaction
  • Referent comparisons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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