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ERIC Number: EJ909697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Delegation and Empowerment in CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Programs
Hoch, Johanna; White, Kristi; Starkey, Chad; Krause, B. Andrew
Athletic Training Education Journal, v4 n4 p139-143 Oct-Dec 2009
Context: The use of delegation can potentially alleviate some of the stress with administering an athletic training education program (ATEP) and allow program directors (PDs) to focus on other aspects of their academic role. Objectives: To determine the reasons PDs delegate and do not delegate tasks to other faculty of ATEPs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and to determine if clinical education coordinators (CECs) of accredited ATEPs feel empowered when completing these tasks. Design and Setting: Survey of CECs and PDs of CAATE accredited entry-level ATEPs. Patients or other participants: At the time of this research there were 358 CAATE accredited entry-level ATEPs; 143 of these institutions had both CECs and PDs on staff resulting in 286 possible participants. Data Collection and Analysis: We developed two electronic survey instruments and established the validity and reliability. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze and rank administrative tasks. Results: We ranked five reasons PDs delegate and do not delegate administrative tasks to the other faculty of the ATEP. For over 80% (n = 25) of the PDs surveyed, frequency statistics suggested that lack of confidence and lack of trust in others were the number one and number two reasons, respectively, for not delegating tasks to other faculty. Also, PDs ranked improving productivity as their primary reason to delegate tasks to other members of the ATEP. Finally, CECs felt empowered 59% of the time when completing assigned tasks. Conclusions: When used properly, delegation can alleviate some of the job stresses PDs face in accredited entry-level ATEPs. However, in order for delegation to improve the PDs and CECs job satisfaction, the CECs must feel empowered when completing these tasks to the level CAATE requires. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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