ERIC Number: ED104874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Change Agent Research for Windsor Aquatic Club (CAR/WAC).
Moriarty, Dick; Olafson, Gord
This study of the Windsor Aquatic Club (WAC) was undertaken to investigate the following problems and questions: (a) identification of goals; (b) conflict in the interface of age class and school class swimming, as well as the interface of municipal, regional, provincial, federal, and international organizations; (c) identification of task, structure, and control as distributed among executives, coaches, parents, and swimmers; (d) traits, situations, and behavior of individuals and groups, particularly youth involved as swimmers compared with adults involved as executives, coaches, or interested parents and spectators; (e) social stress placed upon the club by mass media or sponsors; and (f) constituent strain from the various age groups, swimmers, coaches, parents, or executives. Research was carried out through personal observation, television observation, written opinionnaires, and interviews. Analysis of the interview material and opinionnaires indicated that adults were seeking high-level sports excellence, whereas swimmers were seeking fun and socialization. Observations supported these findings. (Short comments by researchers on each of the procedures used are included in this report. Also included are sample opinionnaires, an example of the outline used for interviewing, and a list of recommended changes as described by all members of the WAC.) (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