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ERIC Number: ED416530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Forensics and Family: Attempting To Avoid the Collision: An Assessment Study of the Impact of Forensics upon Quality of Life For Families, Couples, and Individuals.
Deaton, Gary; Glenn, Robert J., III; Millsap, Susan; Millsap, Scott
A study examined the negative impacts of forensics upon primary relationships and family life. The study was designed to assess the professional and personal concerns of active forensics coaches. Subjects were seven males and four females, nine of whom were married, five of whom have children, and only one of whom reported having a spouse or partner involved with forensics. Of the eleven, eight were full-time faculty members, two were part-time faculty, and one was a community volunteer. Respondents were asked to provide answers to a host of questions pertaining to their professional backgrounds, the nature of their forensics involvement, the criteria they employed in choosing tournaments to attend, and their overall assessment of forensics activities' positive and negative aspects. The survey instrument was a three-part questionnaire. Results indicated that the item receiving the strongest level of agreement is that tournaments are too demanding physically, followed closely by forensic coaching salaries are too low. Findings suggest that the item the respondents disagreed with the most was that students are not as much fun to work with as they used to be, followed by actively considering getting out of forensics. (Contains 16 references and three tables of data; a sample survey questionnaire is appended.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A