ERIC Number: ED104872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
Change Agent Research for Windsor Minor Hockey.
Moriarty, Dick; Duthie, James
This study was based on an earlier 1972-73 study (see SP 009 113) which led to organizational restructuring of Windsor minor hockey (WMH). It was felt that further studies comparing attitudes and beliefs with behavior would be beneficial. Of particular interest were: (a) whether or not attitudes and beliefs changed due to adjusted organization and administration; (b) what the effect was on technical skill, physical development, and motor learning of children and youth involved in WMH--particularly those in no scoring, no standing leagues; and (c) what the attitudes, beliefs, and behavior were of coaches and parents involved in leagues with standing and playoffs. Evaluation consisted of interviews, written questionnaires, and category sorting of slogans by managers and coaches. Variables observed in the study included performance on a skills test and a cardiovascular test, maximum ice utilization, and behavior. A generalized summary indicated that there was overwhelming support for emphasis, within the hockey program, on socialization, fun, equal treatment on ice, and other variables generally associated with amateur sport and recreational play. It was also noted that no scoring, no standing leagues did result in reduced aggression and violence. Differences in behavior between participants in WMH and other amateur hockey associations were attributed to changes in organizational structure. Recommendations were provided to WMH, including the expansion of no scoring and no standing leagues to all levels. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canada Council, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Windsor Univ. (Ontario). Faculty of Physical and Health Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada