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Sports participation: An organizational perspective


1999 1999

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Abstract (summary)

This research investigates the relationship between sports participation and managerial competencies and gender-role orientation. Managerial competencies studied include achievement orientation, initiative, impact and influence, directiveness, developing others, team orientation, self-confidence, conceptual thinking, analytical thinking, self-esteem, locus of control, and self-monitoring. The paper also assesses existing research on sports participation, managerial competencies, and gender-role orientation. Hypotheses were formulated regarding the existence of a relationship between individuals' participation in competitive, organized sports and their levels of managerial competencies and their gender-role orientations.

Data from questionnaires administered to students at two New England colleges were used to test the hypotheses, utilizing correlation analysis, simple regression analysis, and analysis of variance. All hypothesized relationships were found to be statistically significant below a probability level of .001. Overall, a higher level of sports participation was positively correlated to higher levels of all managerial competencies studied. Gender-role orientation was found to differ depending on the level of sports participation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management
Classification
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Gender role; Managerial competencies; Organizational perspective; Self-esteem; Sports participation
Title
Sports participation: An organizational perspective
Author
Swanson, Jennifer Ann
Number of pages
220
Publication year
1999
Degree date
1999
School code
0186
Source
DAI-A 60/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599470842, 0599470844
Advisor
Overton, Craig
University/institution
University of Rhode Island
University location
United States -- Rhode Island
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9945228
ProQuest document ID
304531411
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304531411
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