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Comparing the strategies used to maintain the coach-athlete relationship in Japan and the United Kingdom

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posted on 08.03.2022, 10:13 by Daniel RhindDaniel Rhind, Frank Owusu-Sekyere, Daichi Ando
The present study explored the strategies used to maintain the quality of the coach-athlete relationship amongst rowers in Japan and the United Kingdom. A total of 93 athletes from Japan (N = 49) and UK (N = 44) completed the Coach Athlete Relationship Maintenance Questionnaire (CARM-Q) and the Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire (ASQ). The results of T-tests showed that (a) university rowers in the UK were significantly more satisfied with the coach-athlete relationship than those in Japan; (b) the athletes in Japan expressed higher scores on Preventative strategies than the ones in the UK; (c) the athletes in the UK expressed higher scores on all other CARM-Q subscales with the exception of Social Networks. The results of correlation analyses revealed positive associations between the use of maintenance strategies and athlete satisfaction. These findings evidence the importance of coaches using strategies to maintain the effectiveness of their relationship with athletes as well as the importance of researchers taking cultural factors into account.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports

Volume

10

Issue

4

Pages

4 - 12

Publisher

IJPEFS

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IJPEFS under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

06/10/2021

Publication date

2021-10-09

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

2277-5447

eISSN

2457-0753

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Daniel Rhind. Deposit date: 7 March 2022