The purpose of this study was to investigate high school girls' basketball coaches' attitudes toward sport psychology consultation. The Sport Psychology Attitudes Revised Coaches-2 (SPARC-2; Zakrajsek a Zizzi, 2007) was given to 110 high school girls' basketball coaches. A MANOVA and four ANOVAs were used to analyze gender against attitude (stigma tolerance, personal openness, confidence in sport psychology, and cultural preferences) toward sport psychology consultation. Pearson and Spearman correlations were used to analyze attitudes toward sport psychology against previous exposure to sport psychology. Results showed that there were no differences in male and female coaches' attitudes toward sport psychology consultation. Results also showed for previous exposure the number of times a sport psychology consultant worked with a team increased, a coach's cultural preference decreased. It also showed that as the level of formal training for coaches increased, stigma toward sport psychology consultation decreased. Sport psychology consultants must be aware that differences may be present when working with coaches and teams of different sports and levels of that sport.The study also investigated if there were relationships between previous exposure and the attitudes of coaches (stigma tolerance, confidence in sport psychology, personal openness and cultural preference) towards sport psychologyanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Attitudes of Coaches Toward Sport Psychology Consultation|
|Author||:||Deanna J. Nelson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|