Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Journals » Athletic Insight Volumes / Issues » Volume 7 Issue 2 Articles » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Artificial Intelligence Driven by a General Neural Simulation System (Genesis)
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to The Influence of Coach Optimism on Athlete Development in Intercollegiate Sport (pp. 101-113)
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
The Influence of Coach Optimism on Athlete Development in Intercollegiate Sport (pp. 101-113) $45.00
Authors:  Gloria B. Solomon
The role of the coach in athlete development has generated great interest among researchers. One area of inquiry involves the criteria coaches utilize to assess athlete ability. Using the framework of expectancy theory, scholars have found that coaches rely on a diverse array of factors to judge athlete competence including both physical and psychological dimensions. While we know what criteria coaches are using to evaluate their athletes, there is scant information on personality factors that might influence the evaluative process. The primary purpose of this study was to explore the influence of coach optimism on criteria used to evaluate athlete ability. The secondary purpose was to explore expectancy source patterns by sport type and gender. From a sample of 93 coaches, results suggest that optimistic coaches prioritize factors related to Coachability. Furthermore, basketball coaches rate Physical Ability significantly higher than golf coaches. No gender differences were found. These results provide concrete strategies for coach training. 

Available Options:
Special Focus Titles
01.Looking Upwards: Stars in Ancient and Medieval Cultures
02.Iranians in the Minds of Americans
03.Gleanings in the West of Ireland: Annotated Edition
04.Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas
05.Normalization, Enjoyment and Bodies/Emotions: Argentine Sensibilities
06.Genius, Creativity and Madness
07.The New Age of the Confederacy: Trump and the Surge in National Disunity
08.Social Media: Practices, Uses and Global Impact
09.The Wetlands of India
10.Geomagnetosphere and Coupling Phenomena, Volume I: Solar Wind/IMF Coupling with Geomagnetosphere/Ionosphere
11.Turbochargers and Turbocharging: Advancements, Applications and Research
12.Completion and Unification of Quantum Mechanics with Einstein's GR Ideas, Part II: Unification with GR

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2017

The Influence of Coach Optimism on Athlete Development in Intercollegiate Sport (pp. 101-113)