Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine athlete experiences with coaching aggression in relation to positive/non-verbal communication, motivation, coach-athlete relationship, personal life, academics, production as an athlete, and coach credibility. Variables were broken down into coach factors (e.g., positive/non-verbal communication, persuasive aggression, credibility), athlete factors (e.g., motivation, personal life, academics, production), and the coach-athlete relationship. Participants in this study were College of Wooster student-athletes who were reached using an electronic survey via email. Those who agreed to participate in this study completed the survey. Findings indicated that there was a significant relationship between coaching aggression and coach factors and the coach-athlete relationship. In general, there was no difference between different demographic groups such as; coach gender, level of experience, or class year.

Advisor

Johnson, Michelle

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Coach, Aggression, Relationship

Publication Date

2019

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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