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ERIC Number: EJ870223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Examining the Relationships among Coaching Staff Diversity, Perceptions of Diversity, Value Congruence, and Life Satisfaction
Cunningham, George B.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n2 p326-335 Jun 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among coaching staff diversity, perceptions of diversity, value congruence, and life satisfaction. Data were collected from 71 coaching staffs (N = 196 coaches). Observed path analysis was used to examine the study predictions. Results indicate that actual staff diversity was positively related to perceptions of such heterogeneity, which were negatively related to value congruence among the coaches. Finally, value congruence was positively associated with life satisfaction of members of the coaching staff. Results are discussed in terms of research and practical implications. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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