Title

To what extent are men's National Collegiate Athletic Association distance-running coaches humanistic?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2014

College

Richard W.Riley College of Education

Department

Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Abstract

Major findings of the study include implications that in areas where coaches are authoritative, athletes may develop a dependency on the coach impacting their ability to self-regulate. Moreover, study conclusions demonstrate that coaches should make a concerted effort to build interpersonal relationships and communicate more with athletes who are novices in their program, particularly freshmen making the transition from high school to college.