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.
Klupp, Justin James, "An Examination of Athlete Experiences with Coaching Aggression in Relation to Several Coach Factors, Athlete Factors, and the Coach-Athlete Relationship" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8413.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Coach, Aggression, Relationship
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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