Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Recreation and Sport Management
College of Science
William Andrew Czekanski
The objective of this study was to investigate the connection between the gender of the coach and the perceived motivational climate that is established on a college sports team. Eighty-eight athletes completed the Perceived Motivational Climate in Sport Questionnaire (PMCSQ-2) to assess their perceptions of the motivational climate that is established on a college sports team. The study further investigated the influence of the gender of the athlete, as well as the athlete's preference for either an Ego-oriented or Task-oriented motivational climate. No statistically significant correlation were found between the gender of the coach, the gender of the athlete, and their preference for either a Task or Ego involved motivational climate. This study did find that student-athletes showed a preference towards a Task-oriented motivational climate.
Pieterse, Zola, "The Impact of the Gender of the Coach on the Type of Motivational Climate that is Established on a College Athletics Team" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 107.