The Influence of Gender, Age and Experience in Satisfaction of Male and Female Professional Tennis Coaches

The Influence of Gender, Age and Experience in Satisfaction of Male and Female Professional Tennis Coaches

Journal of Sport & Recreation Management
Volume 4, Issue 1
2007
Pages: 
18-35
issn: 
1791-6933
The Influence of Gender, Age and Experience in Satisfaction of Male and Female Professional Tennis Coaches
Konstantinos Salonikidis, Amalia Drakou, & Konstantinos Koukouris

Τμήμα Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού Σερρών, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης

2007
Abstract: 

The aim of this study was to investigate the role that gender, age and coaching experience play in the job satisfaction of tennis coaches. Additionally the level of job satisfaction was explored. The sample was consisted of 85 professional tennis coaches. The Coach Satisfaction Scale – CSS (Drakou, 2006) was used, which measures the satisfaction from a) club supervisors, b) the club policy, c) the career patterns, d ) the colleagues, e) the training conditions f) the salary, g) the athletes’ performance h) the job social dimension and the i) career prospects. MANOVA multifactorial analyses of fluctuation and t-test for independent measurements were used for the detection of differences concerning the sex, the age and the career experience of coaches. On the whole coaches were satisfied with their profession. They were satisfied with their job nature, the job social dimension and their relations with the colleagues. They were moderately satisfied from their club supervisors, the athletes’ performance and their salary. On the other hand, even less satisfied they were with the club policy and the training conditions. Last but not least they were dissatisfied by their career prospects. They suggest the upgrading of their profession, good management practices by the Tennis Federation authorities as well as improvement of available infrastructures.

Keywords: 

 tennis, coaches, job satisfaction.

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