Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate coaches’ attitudes toward female certified athletic trainers. The independent variables investigated were: gender, age, years of collegiate coaching experience, employing institution, sport(s) coached, and work experience with a female certified athletic trainer. The dependent variable was scores form the Women as Trainers Scale. The sample consisted of 88 men and 19 women. Five composite null hypotheses were tested employing a three-way analysis of variance (general linear model). A total of 18 comparisons plus 15 recurring comparisons were made. OF the 18 comparisons, six were for main effects. Two of the main effects were statically detectable at the .05 level. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. Female coaches reported a more positive attitude toward female certified athletic trainers than did male coaches. 2. Coaches who have worked two times or daily with a female certified athletic trainer reported a more positive attitude toward female certified athletic trainers than those who had only worked with them one time. 3. There was no association between age and attitudes toward female certified athletic trainers. 4. There was no association between years of collegiate coaching experience and attitudes toward female certified athletic trainers. 5. There was no association between employing institution type and attitudes toward female certified athletic trainers. 6. There was no association between sport(s) coached and attitudes toward female certified athletic trainers.

Rights

Copyright 1993 Jodi Lyn Cox

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