ERIC Number: ED229357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Differences in Job Satisfaction of Athletic Coaches in Revenue and Non-Revenue Sports.
Evans, Virden; And Others
A study investigated whether or not the job satisfaction of athletic coaches is influenced by the fact that their sports were revenue or nonrevenue producing. A revenue sport was identified as one being able to sustain itself financially within the university (baseball, football, basketball). Nonrevenue sports were identified as tennis, swimming, golf, and field and track. Head coaches from 95 colleges responded to a personal data sheet and a 50-item job satisfaction questionnaire. Findings revealed: (1) Coaches of nonrevenue sports had higher work demand satisfaction; (2) Coaches of revenue sports achieved higher mean scores on job satisfaction; (3) Coaches of revenue sports were more satisfied with the administration/organizational phase of their job; (4) Most of the coaches were dissatisfied with their salary; (5) Both groups were fairly satisfied with their job security; (6) Both groups were satisfied with their personal initiative on the job; (7) Coaches in revenue sports were more satisfied with the recognition they received; (8) Both groups were fairly satisfied with the racial balance in their working environments and organizational aspects of their jobs; and (9) The coaches overall were satisfied with their jobs. Implications for school administrators are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Revenue Producing Sports
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 1983).